Your Options After a Hit-and-Run Accident
Pedestrians who are hit by a car can suffer from even more serious injuries than if they had been in a car when hit. There are numerous laws in place that protect pedestrians. When an individual is hit while walking, especially in a crosswalk or other protected area, the driver is both criminally and civilly responsible for the injuries suffered.
Since a driver may never be found after a hit-and-run, many people are left wondering how they are going to take care of their bills. After a hit-and-run, it may be possible to have your medical expenses and other losses covered by a type of insurance policy called uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM). If selected, the UM/UIM coverage is part of your own motor vehicle insurance policy and may provide compensation for your damages up to the limits of the policy. You may also be covered by UM/UIM coverage held by relatives who reside with you under their own car insurance policies. It is important to contact an attorney early on to make sure that the insurance carriers are put on notice and to investigate coverages that may apply.
Contact a Macon Hit-And-Run Accident Lawyer
To learn more about how our firm handles hit-and-run accident cases, contact a personal injury lawyer at the Law Office of George O. Haskell, IV, in Macon, Georgia, today. We offer a free initial consultation so you can discuss your case and options with a qualified member of our legal team.Were You Injured in a Hit-and-Run Accident?
At The Law Office of George O. Haskell, IV, in Macon, Georgia, we can help after a hit-and-run accident. Drivers fleeing the scene of an accident are not uncommon situations. These hit-and-run accidents may leave a victim with serious and life-altering injuries. Injured people and their families are often wondering what their rights are, especially if the negligent driver has not been found.
Our firm concentrates its attention on confidently handling a wide range of car accident and personal injury cases, including hit-and-runs. We have years of experience handling all types of issues that stem from hit-and-runs such as serious spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, other serious injuries, and wrongful death. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
Drivers who leave the scene after hitting someone or something are usually running out of fear of what might happen to them. They may have been driving drunk or texting while driving. We are committed to pursuing compensation from a driver who caused any type of hit-and-run accident involving: