We Won’t Let A Hit-And-Run Keep You Down
Getting into an accident is trouble enough, but when the other driver takes off without so much as a second glance, it causes even more problems. Who will cover the damages? Can you still get an insurance settlement? Navigating a hit-and-run claim is tough, but with the right help, you can still come out on top.
At Clary | Suba | Neale, we’re here for you, even if the other driver can’t be found. We’ve spent years helping people figure out car accident claims in all types of situations in Baton Rouge and throughout Louisiana. You can turn to us as a solid resource when your facing a serious personal injury case.
How Can You Get Compensated Without The Other Driver?
One of the most important steps to take after any car accident, but particularly a hit-and-run, is to call the police. The police will take a statement and may be able to track down the perpetrator of your accident. Interviewing witnesses and gathering other evidence, like taking photos, may also help you find the other driver. If this is the case, the other driver can be held accountable for their actions in the accident. They can also be prosecuted for criminal charges for leaving the scene. If the other driver is found, we can pursue compensation from them and/or their insurance company.
It’s still possible to recover compensation after a hit-and-run from your own insurance company, if you have uninsured motorist coverage. In many cases, a hit-and-run can make things slightly simpler. It can be easier to prove fault, as there is evidence that the other driver already broke the law by fleeing the scene, and we may be able to negotiate a better settlement. You may also be able to mitigate responsibility for the accident, as you are not responsible for damages caused by the other driver leaving the accident.
However, these cases are still relatively complicated when the other driver is not involved. It’s important to have a car accident attorney on your side who has experience negotiating hit-and-run settlements.
Get Help Navigating A Hit-And-Run
Personal injury attorneys are essential in car accident cases. We can help ensure the process goes through smoothly and you get compensated without a lot of trouble on your end. When it comes to a hit-and-run, it’s even more important to have legal representation. Without the other driver’s information, or if a criminal case comes into play, it’s hard to get the process started. After an accident, you need compensation, fast.
One of our attorneys can make sure you get the money you need to move forward with your life, quickly and efficiently. We can take the burden of this process off your shoulders, so you can focus on recovering. Just reach out to get started. You can use our online contact form or call 225-228-3694, to schedule a free consultation with an experienced member of our legal team.