Hit-And-Run Accident Attorney Serving Riverside & San Bernardino
A vehicle collision is stressful enough without the at-fault driver fleeing the scene. As the victim of a hit-and-run accident in Riverside or San Bernardino, you may feel like you have limited options for recovery. The person who would normally have paid your damages through his/her insurance company is nowhere to be found. If you find yourself in this situation, call DeWitt Algorri + Algorri, PC for assistance. You may have means of recovery through other outlets.
Your Options After a Hit-And-Run Crash
Contrary to what you may believe, you do not automatically have to pay for your medical bills and property repairs out of pocket after a hit-and-run collision. While this might end up being the case, there is also a chance that you could recover through an insurance claim or legal action. It is definitely worthwhile to discuss your accident with a lawyer before giving your claim up as a lost cause. Three potential options for recovery are as follows:
- Start a police investigation. You should always call 911 to report a hit-and-run accident in California. Regardless of the level of damage, get police involved to create an official record that the accident occurred, and that the at-fault driver fled. Police will investigate the crash and use eyewitness accounts, video evidence, or other means to try to identify the hit-and-run driver.
- File a claim with your own insurance company. In hit-and-run cases where authorities cannot find the at-fault driver, victims have to seek recovery through their own insurers. Many policies cover hit-and-run damages, treating these claims like accidents with uninsured or underinsured drivers. Check to see if you have this type of coverage on your policy.
- Bring a claim against another party. It may be possible to bring a personal injury or property damage claim against a third party (someone other than the driver who struck you and ran). Other potential defendants include a vehicle part manufacturer, another driver, or a government agency for road defects. More than one defendant often shares liability for car accidents.
Taking your case to an experienced car accident attorney can help you investigate who may be liable for your damages after a hit-and-run. The team at DeWitt Algorri + Algorri, PC have handled plenty of these accident claims throughout Southern California. We have the resources to thoroughly examine your case and offer the best available assistance. Immediately after your accident, we can give you tips and advice, such as how to obtain a police report and where to seek medical attention. We are your source for hit-and-run help.
Don’t Give Up Before Speaking to an Attorney
Our hit-and-run accident lawyers urge you to pick up the phone and call (855) 946-6464 after becoming the victim of a hit-and-run accident in Riverside or San Bernardino. We will set you up with a completely free, no-obligation consult with one of our experienced team members. During your meeting, you will learn your potential legal opportunities. Our lawyers may recommend an insurance claim or personal injury claim. Contact us today to learn more