Hit & Run Accident Attorneys in Granite Bay, California
Hold Negligent Drivers Accountable
It is illegal for a driver who is involved in a collision to leave the scene of the accident. In these cases, known as hit and runs, the fleeing driver is not only at fault for any injuries that may have occurred because of the accident, but he or she could also face criminal charges.
At Herrig, Vogt & Hensley, LLP, our Roseville personal injury attorneys understand that victims of hit-and-run accidents may face complications just like victims of any other type of car accident.
Unfortunately, in a hit-and-run case, there is no negligent party to hold accountable for the injuries and damages. These cases can be complicated, and without surveillance evidence or other information about the at-fault driver, you may be feeling confused and frustrated. Our team of legal professionals has extensive experience in personal injury law and can help you seek the compensation you deserve.
What Are My Options for Recovering Damages for A Hit-And-Run?
Since the very nature of a hit-and-run case means that the liable party fled the scene without providing you with necessary personal information, there may not be anyone to sue for a personal injury claim. In these instances, you can file a claim with your insurance policy as an uninsured motorist accident. Our personal injury attorneys can gather evidence relevant to your claim to establish that you are the victim of a crime and that a hit-and-run driver caused your accident.
Another option for pursuing a hit-and-run claim is to try to find the at-fault driver. The diligent personal injury lawyers at Herrig, Vogt & Hensley, LLP can analyze your accident to compile any evidence or information regarding the driver so that we can help you pursue justice for his or her negligence. If you are able to identify the individual who caused the accident, not only can we help you seek compensation for your injuries and associated costs, but we can also help you pursue punitive damages. A driver is responsible for providing information in the event of an accident and ensuring that no one is hurt. Therefore, if the driver blatantly failed to complete this legal duty, the judge or jury may want to punish the at-fault driver for their misconduct.
Whether you file an accident claim against your insurance policy or try to find the at-fault driver, we recommend that you take the following steps:
Contact law enforcement
Seek medical attention
Gather information from witnesses regarding the accident
Take photographs and record everything you can about the accident
Check if there are any nearby surveillance cameras that may have captured the accident
Contact an attorney
Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
While many insurance providers cover hit-and-run accidents, some may act in bad faith and deny coverage or offer a settlement that does not fully compensate you for the damages you sustained. If you have been injured in a hit-and-run accident, Herrig, Vogt & Hensley, LLP can help. We can pursue your accident claim and hold the insurance company to its legal duties.
Our team has more than 100 years of collective experience helping personal injury victims. For more information about how our highly experienced and aggressive team of Granite Bay hit-and-run lawyers can help you, complete a free case evaluation form online today.