Have You Suffered Injuries in a Hit and Run Accident? Learn an Attorney Could Help You Recover Damages
In California, hit-and-run drivers are responsible for scores of catastrophic injuries and terrible fatalities each year. If you or someone you care about has been injured in a hit-and-run accident, our personal injury lawyers may be able to assist you in seeking justice and compensation.
Even if you don’t know who the at-fault motorist is, your lawyer may be able to pursue financial compensation via other means. For a free hit-and-run case review, contact DLC Law at (626) 285-8815 now.
Why you need an attorney after being the victim of a hit and run accident
Litigating a hit-and-run accident can be challenging. If the authorities are unable to locate the culprit, you may be unable to hold the at-fault person liable for your losses. We can assist you in understanding your alternative choices, such as filing a first-party insurance claim.
We can assess your case, negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, and do everything we can to ensure that you receive a just financial reward. With our attorneys working on your case, you will be able to focus on recovering.
You might be able to recover damages in a hit and run case
After a hit-and-run accident, one of the most important questions that victims have is who will pay for the damages. Despite the fact that the collision was not caused by the victim, the at-fault motorist refuses to accept responsibility. This might cause uncertainty as to where to seek financial aid in California, which is an at-fault state. Fortunately, the answer might be found in your own insurance policy.
When a new customer obtains a policy in California, the insurance company automatically includes uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. This coverage must be manually declined by the client. To compensate for the lack of uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, the insurance provider may advise the driver to acquire collision and comprehensive coverage. Your insurance provider will most likely cover your losses following a hit-and-run accident if you have any of these forms of coverage.
Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage will cover a hit-and-run collision as if the at-fault driver had stayed but was uninsured. According to your policy limitations, your insurance company may provide you compensation through your coverage. Your car repairs and medical costs should be reimbursed to you. Your insurance provider may refuse your claim if you simply have the minimum needed California insurance and no extra coverage.
When to file a personal injury claim
After a hit-and-run accident, you have two years to file a personal injury claim against the individual who caused your injuries. All personal injury claims in California are subject to a stringent two-year deadline. You may lose your entitlement to cash compensation if you miss this deadline. To prevent missing your deadline, speak with DLC Law at (626) 285-8815 as soon as possible.