Getting hurt in any kind of crash can be stressful, but a hit-and-run accident can pose some unique problems. The most obvious problem is that it’s tough to seek out compensation if you cannot find the negligent driver who caused a car accident. You can still try to hold them accountable though, and a Corpus Christi, Texas car accident lawyer from our firm is ready to help you.
What Can I Do Right After a Hit-and-Run Accident?
You can take some steps to start building a case after a hit-and-run accident, even if the other driver is nowhere to be found at the moment. You should:
Take photos: Pictures of the accident scene, the damage to your vehicle, and your injuries can all be useful to insurance companies later.
Call the cops: The police can come to a scene and fill out an accident report. You can also tell them everything that you remember about the other vehicle and its driver. This can help them track them down.
Get medical care: You should go and receive care for your injuries as soon as possible. If you put this off, an insurance company can try to use that against you later, claiming that the injuries were either not so serious or that you got hurt after the accident in an unrelated incident.
Should I Pursue the Other Driver After a Hit-and-Run Accident?
No, you should never try to chase down the other driver after a hit-and-run accident. That is not your job, and you have no idea if they could be dangerous or not. Give the police all of the information that you have gathered and let them do the legwork here.
Can My Own Insurance Be Used After a Hit-and-Run Accident?
Fortunately, your own insurance coverage can be helpful here. PIP can pay medical bills and collision can pay for damage to your vehicle. If you have uninsured driver coverage, that may also be able to help with some of the expenses stemming from the accident.
How Can a Lawyer Help Me?
A lawyer can help you deal with your own insurance company if they are being stingy. This happens sometimes in hit-and-run accidents where drivers need their own insurance to help them cover costs.
If the other driver is found, your lawyer can help you build an effective case and fight for compensation. They can gather evidence, talk to witnesses, and defend you from accusations of wrongdoing.
Schedule Your Consultation
Dealing with the aftermath of a hit-and-run accident can be a headache, but it’s easier when you have an experienced lawyer on your side who is ready to advocate for you and fight for compensation. Contact Sahadi Legal Group and ask to schedule a free consultation with our team. We want to tell you more about how we can be of assistance.