With hit and run automobile and vehicular accidents on the rise every year, both drivers and passengers are left at a greater risk. In serious instances of hit and runs, wrongful death may also occur because the victim is left at the accident site alone without medical attention. Hit and runs can occur to moving cars, parked cars and even pedestrian victims and are more frequent. Click here to learn more about car accident scenarios and injuries that can occur.
In order to prevent these horrific accidents from occurring, motorists have a legal responsibility to uphold the highest level of safety and caution when driving on the road. The transportation industry also has a legal obligation to develop and maintain safe cars, and ensure that all employees follow strict safety protocols while on the job.
How Do I Get Compensated in a Hit and Run Accident?
Your own insurance provides a type of coverage that would kick in in a hit and run accident to protect you from paying out of pocket for the damages or medical treatment if you were injured. This type of insurance is called uninsured motorist coverage. Since the driver of the other vehicle hit your vehicle and ran away, you do not have his or her available insurance policy at your disposal. This is when we can work for you and deal with your insurance company to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
If you have been involved in a hit and run car accident in Southern California, it is important to obtain a lawyer to assist you in your case to obtain justice, financial compensation and medical treatment for your bodily injuries. At Jacoby & Meyers, our hit and run car accident attorneys perform a full scope investigation, from reviewing the police report to interviewing witnesses to analyzing the entire facts of the accident when completing an evaluation and case strategy when negotiating with the insurance company.