27 Mar 6 Important Facts about Hit-and-Runs (Pt. 3)
Ending our blog series 6 Important Facts about Hit-and-Runs, below, some more crucial info about these types of traffic accidents will be presented. While the facts about hit-and-runs presented thus far in our series have been somewhat negative and harrowing, the facts discussed below are a bit more hopeful and positive for the victims of these collisions.
Some Hopeful Facts about Hit-and-Runs
5 – People hurt in hit-and-runs may have a few options for financial recovery.
Although hit-and-runs can leave people dealing with physical injuries, property damage and mental distress, the good news for these victims is that financial recovery may still be possible. In fact, when it comes to compensation for hit-and-runs, two options may involve:
- Tracking down and suing the responsible motorists – In some cases, it may be possible to identify and locate the drivers responsible for causing hit-and-run accidents. When this is feasible, suing these negligent motorists can be an option for financial recovery.
- Filing claims with the victims’ auto insurer – Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to identify and locate the drivers who flee the scenes of collisions. In these cases, if victims have uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage as part of their auto insurance policies, they can file claims with their own insurers.
With the second option for financial recovery, however, we want to specifically point out that dealing with insurers can be just as challenging as pursuing justice in civil court. This is generally because:
- Insurers can be reluctant to pay victims the full amount of compensation to which they are entitled, as insurance companies usually want to protect their own profits.
- Victims may not be aware of their rights or the ways in which insurers may try to undervalue (or wrongfully deny) their claims.
6 – After hit-and-runs happen, we can help you pursue justice and compensation.
Given the above fact, it may be clear at this point that having experienced legal help after hit-and-runs can be essential to obtaining compensation and holding negligent drivers accountable (when they can be located and tracked down). When injured people are looking for the best representation with these claims and cases, turning to the trusted Phoenix car accident lawyers at the Law Office of Richard Langerman will be their best move.
This is because our lawyers are skilled at successfully resolving hit-and-run cases, as well as other types of traffic accident cases, and they are dedicated to helping victims secure the full amount of compensation they deserve.
Phoenix Car Accident Lawyers at the Law Office of Richard Langerman
Have you been injured in a hit-and-run collision? Or in any traffic accident that may have involved negligence or recklessness? If so, the Phoenix car accident lawyers at the Law Office of Richard Langerman are here for you, ready to fight to help you obtain the maximum possible compensation to cover your pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills.
To learn more about your rights and receive professional advice regarding your case, set up a free, no obligations initial consult today with our trusted attorneys. You can schedule this meeting by calling us today at (602) 240-5525 or by emailing us via the contact form on this page.
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