Leaving the scene of a car accident is illegal, but many drivers do it anyway. When you don’t know who hit you, proving liability and pursuing legal action can be more difficult. That’s why most hit-and-run accidents are handled through your insurance company.
To make a valid claim, however, you usually have to carry uninsured motorist coverage, and sometimes, insurance companies refuse to honor the terms of your contract.
If you need help navigating a hit-and-run claim, MVP Accident Attorneys can help. Our attorneys focus exclusively on personal injury law and have plenty of experience dealing with insurers.
While no amount of money can change what happened, pursuing policy maximums from your insurance company can help you obtain the resources you need to recover from an injury, adjust to a life-changing disability, or mourn a personal loss without financial pressure.
In 2016, hit-and-run deaths reached a record high. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, a total of 2,049 people died in hit-and-run crashes and nearly 65% of those killed were pedestrians or bicyclists. If you are injured outside of your vehicle, car insurance companies may be less likely to award the coverage you paid for, even though you were injured in a car accident. Our attorneys can help illuminate the terms of your policy and hold insurers accountable for their end of your agreement. If the individual who hit you is arrested, we may also be able to file suit against them and seek punitive damages. Nevertheless, many drivers who flee the scene of an accident do so because they don’t have insurance, and filing a lawsuit against someone who cannot afford insurance is unlikely to be financially fruitful. At MVP Accident Attorneys, we will explore every aspect of your unique situation and pursue the most appropriate legal action.
Every 43 seconds, a hit-and-run accident occurs in the United States. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people are injured in these collisions.
Many drivers flee the scene of an accident between midnight and 4 a.m., and hit-and-run accidents have a high correlation with both visibility and alcohol. If no one witnesses the accident, the at-fault driver is more likely to run away. Similarly, drunk drivers typically flee to avoid criminal consequences. Studies suggest that drivers leave the scene of an accident more often when they feel like they are at fault. All this data will come in handy if the person who hit you is caught, but it can also help us develop a case with your insurance company. At MVP Accident Attorneys, we are well-informed and will use a modern approach when handling your case. Our legal techniques are creative and effective, increasing your chances of a favorable outcome.
When you choose MVP Accident Attorneys for your California or Texas hit-and-run case, you are choosing a legal team that will examine every possible avenue for recovery and follow through on the best one.
We are always available for you, we truly understand what you are going through, and we are not afraid to fight for your legal rights – even against big insurance companies.