Do I Need a Lawyer for a Hit-and-Run?
When you’re hurt in a car accident, you expect the other driver to stop and do the right thing. But that may not have been your experience. Instead, you were injured in a hit-and-run, and now you’re suffering.
At Anderson & Anderson, we understand how tough it can be to overcome your accident when the at-fault party doesn’t stay around. But do you need a lawyer when you’re injured in a hit-and-run? Check out why you may need a car accident lawyer to make your claim a success.
Working with the Insurance Company After a Hit-and-Run
When you’re hurt in a hit-and-run accident, your first opportunity for recovering funds is the insurance company. Your car insurance may include uninsured motorist coverage, which covers your injuries when you’re hurt and the other party’s insurance can’t pay.
But dealing with insurance companies can be tricky. Insurance is a for-profit business, which means they may offer you a smaller settlement to protect their profits. Because of this, you may need a lawyer’s help to dispute a low or no settlement offer. You may even have grounds for a lawsuit against the insurance company for bad-faith claims.
Identifying the At-Fault Party
Many hit-and-run victims want to see justice for the injuries they suffered, and they may want to pursue a lawsuit against the at-fault party. But that may not be fruitful for your claim.
First, it may be difficult to find the at-fault party without video evidence or eyewitness accounts. While the police may be searching for the at-fault party, it can be difficult to determine who they are and seek compensation.
It may also be difficult to get compensated by the at-fault party, even if you’re able to identify them. If they don’t have insurance, you may have trouble getting funds from them, even with a successful lawsuit.
Because of this, you may need advice from an experienced attorney. Our focus is on getting you compensation, so you don’t have to worry about proving fault and putting pressure on the at-fault party to pay you. We can help you settle your claim and get compensated fairly.
Take on Your Hit-and-Run Claim with a Lawyer
When you’re hurt in a hit-and-run accident, it can be tough to determine who’s at fault. But what do you do when you can’t identify the at-fault party, or when you’re suffering and need funds for your recovery?
Your hit-and-run lawyer at Anderson & Anderson will fight doggedly to see your claim succeed. When you’re struggling to overcome your injuries and suffering, reach out to a lawyer for a free consultation. We can be reached by calling 813-251-0072 or by filling out the online contact form below.