Lehigh Acres Hit and Run Lawyer
Committing a hit and run is truly one of the more despicable acts that regularly goes on in our society. Being involved in a wreck is one of those instances when a person’s true colors get revealed. If you were injured by a negligent driver who fled the scene, a lawyer can help you recover damages, such as medical expenses, loss earnings and earning capacity, property damage, and much more. Our Lehigh Acres hit and run lawyer at Cardinal Law, P.A. works closely with police and private investigators to locate the driver, but does not stop there. If necessary, we will file a claim with your auto insurer to get you the money you deserve.
How to Use Your Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage in a Hit and Run
In the movies, the bad guys always get caught. Unfortunately, we live in a world where hit and run drivers almost always get away with the crime, especially if the victim was a pedestrian, cyclist, or motorcyclist. While there are no readily available statistics for Lehigh Acres, the national average solve-rate for hit and runs is as low as 10 percent. So if 90 percent of hit and run drivers get away, how are victims ever made financially whole? The answer is by filing a personal injury claim with their own insurance company under their uninsured/underinsured (UM) policy. You can be compensated for pain and suffering, lost wages, emotional distress, medical bills, property damage, and everything else by going this route. However, it often requires suing your own insurance company, which necessitates a lawyer.
If the Driver Gets Caught, The Claim Works Like Any Other
In the event that the hit and run driver does get caught by police, the ensuring personal injury claim works like any other: you and your lawyer must prove fault, establish damages, and negotiate a settlement (if no settlement can be reached the lawsuit will be litigated in court). However, the only good thing about a hit and run is the added degree of negligence fleeing the scene puts on the other driver; it is usually easier to prove fault if the other driver flees the scene than if the circumstances were the same, yet the driver remained.
Call a Lehigh Acres Hit and Run Driver Lawyer Today
You were left on the road to bleed, suffer in pain, and potentially die, depending on the circumstances. This crime should not go unpunished. Yet, hit and run drivers often get away with the act. We are here to ensure that their actions do not cause you unnecessary financial harm on top of what they already did. One way or another, our Lehigh Acres hit and run lawyer is prepared to seek the degree of compensation equal to your damages, which may be substantial if you were seriously wounded. Call a legal team that will defend your rights and do everything possible to win your case. Call Cardinal Law, P.A. today at 239-610-0845 to schedule a free consultation.