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Hit-and-Run Accidents: How to Pursue Legal Action Without the At-Fault Driver

November 29, 2023 by Frank Bartlett

Hit-and-Run Accidents: How to Pursue Legal Action Without the At-Fault Driver

In the chaos of a car accident, emotions run high and decisions can often be hastily made. Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents add an extra layer of complexity to an already challenging situation. If the at-fault driver flees the scene, victims are left grappling with both physical injuries and the frustration of not having a responsible party to hold accountable.

Let’s explore the legal avenues available to victims of these types of accidents, and how they can pursue justice, even when the at-fault driver remains unidentified.

The Role of a Lawyer

The aftermath of a hit-and-run accident can be overwhelming, but the legal professionals at Bartlett & Grippe can offer invaluable assistance. Our lawyers have expertise in hit-and-run cases, significantly improving your chances of obtaining compensation. They take the burden of working with insurance companies off you, helping to gather evidence, work with law enforcement, and navigate the complexities of claims.

Understanding Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Our firm understands the importance of uninsured motorist coverage in hit-and-run cases. It can provide financial protection to the victim when the at-fault driver is unidentified or lacks insurance. Understanding your insurance policy and the nuances of uninsured motorist coverage becomes crucial in these situations.

Reporting the Accident Promptly

We can’t over-emphasize the importance of prompt reporting. We suggest immediately contacting law enforcement to report the hit-and-run, providing as much detail as possible about the incident. A timely report increases the chances of locating the at-fault driver and is crucial for insurance claims.

Gathering Evidence

Following a hit-and-run, successful legal action relies on the strength of the evidence collected at the scene. We recommend gathering such information as witness statements, surveillance footage, and any other relevant evidence that might aid law enforcement in identifying the at-fault driver.

Seeking Compensation Through Uninsured Motorist Claims

Uninsured motorist claims can be a lifeline for victims in these cases. Our experienced lawyers can aid in the process of filing such claims, and gather thorough documentation of injuries and medical expenses. Streamlining this process increases the chances of a successful claim.

Call us at 203-463-4939, and let us help you navigate the complex legal system.

Hit-and-run accidents may leave victims feeling helpless, but legal avenues exist to pursue justice and compensation. By enlisting the aid of Bartlett & Grippe’s knowledgeable lawyers, understanding the nuances of insurance coverage, promptly reporting the incident, and diligently gathering evidence, victims can navigate the legal landscape and increase their chances of obtaining the compensation they deserve. In the face of adversity, knowing your rights and taking proactive steps can make a significant difference in the pursuit of justice after a hit-and-run.

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