Los Angeles Hit-And-Run Accident Attorneys
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Omega Law Group Injury & Accident Attorneys is a law firm in Los Angeles that is known for taking on difficult cases and fighting major insurance companies, no matter the complications of a client’s case. When it comes to auto accidents, there aren’t many cases that are more complicated than hit-and-run accidents. But that’s exactly the kind of case that we encourage clients to bring to us. If you can’t find legal help for your case, it’s probably because you haven’t talked to us yet!
What Is A Hit-And-Run Accident?
After an accident, all involved parties must share their insurance information and identifying information, such as driver’s licenses. This is not just good driver etiquette; this is a legal mandate. Anyone who leaves the scene of a crash before they provide this necessary information to other drivers has committed a hit-and-run, which is a serious crime. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data, hit-and-run drivers cause crashes across the country more than once a minute, so the likelihood of this happening is not insignificant.
If someone is seriously injured in an accident, then all drivers should stay at the scene until emergency responders arrive. Typically, unless there is another situation that requires immediate attention, all drivers are expected to stay until they are taken to the hospital or excused by the responding police officers.
Who Can Pay For Your Hit-And-Run Damage?
There are two parties that can be responsible for your hit-and-run damage:
- Hit-and-run driver: Did the hit-and-run driver get caught and arrested later? Great! You can file a car accident claim against them as you would any other motorist who crashed into you. To increase the chances of the police identifying the driver, you should call 911 the moment the driver tries to flee the scene. Give them as much information as you can about their vehicle, license plate, appearance, and which direction they headed.
- Your auto insurance provider: In the statistically more likely situation that the hit-and-run driver is never identified, you will have to look elsewhere for compensation. If you purchased uninsured motorist (UM) insurance from your auto insurance provider, then you can use that policy to seek a recovery. UM insurance policies can get complicated if your insurance provider doesn’t want to provide the coverage you have already paid them for, so you should always approach this situation with an attorney’s counsel.
We’re Right Here To Help – Call Now
Omega Law Group in Los Angeles believes in giving everyone an honest chance at making a great recovery after being in an accident that was not their fault. If you were struck by a negligent driver who then fled the scene, then we want to hear from you. Hit-and-run drivers should not be allowed to devastate another life and get away with it. Insurance companies should not be able to shirk their responsibilities when it is convenient for their bottom line. To learn how to hold the liable parties accountable, dial (310) 504-1852 right away.
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