Lawyers to help you through a Hit-and-Run Accident in Los Angeles
A hit-and-run accident can be even more unsettling than other accidents because you may not be able to identify the person who hit you.
You may not know where to turn or what right you have to compensation for your injuries and losses. Furthermore, Los Angeles suffers the highest number of these types of accidents each year compared to any other place in the nation. If you have been involved in such an accident, we are experienced accident attorneys who can help you through the claim's process.
We have substantial experience with these types of accident claims and the particular complexities that they present. We know what sources of compensation are available and the steps to take for obtaining compensation from an insurer.
Even if you are not sure if you have a hit-and-run accident claim, contact one of our attorneys and schedule a free consultation today. We will help you determine how to move forward with your claim.
What to do After a Hit-and-Run Accident
It is extremely important to obtain a police report within 24 to 48 hours of the accident in order to preserve and capture the facts. If possible, collect or photograph any evidence of the accident, such as paint chips and paint transfers, skid marks, damage to your vehicle, and any other evidence that another car was involved in the accident.
If there were witnesses, get their names and contact information and ask them to make statements about what they saw transpire, including a description of the other vehicle and what roles you and the other driver played in the accident. Of course, you may have suffered serious injuries and may be unable to obtain evidence. We understand. Reach out to our law firm because we may be able to help no matter the complications of your case.
Before we became personal injury attorneys, we worked for insurance companies protecting their interests. We use this insider knowledge for the benefit of our clients now. We know the right questions to ask and we know how to get results.
Insurance Issues Related to these Claims
After a pedestrian accident, a bike accident or a car accident where the vehicle that hit you drives off, their insurance drives off with them. In such cases, your own underinsured or uninsured motorist policy or homeowners insurance may cover your losses.
However, in these cases, your own insurance company is often the adversary, which can make the claims process difficult. Our firm can work with your insurance company directly and negotiate the terms of a settlement. If your insurer denies or unduly delays your legitimate hit-and-run accident claim, we can also represent you in a bad faith insurance claim. Negotiating with your own insurance company can be particularly challenging but we know how to help you through the process. Contact our offices today to schedule a free consultation.