Let's start with some not-so-good numbers: There's a hit and run accident in Los Angeles every 18 minutes and this specific type of accident accounts for 50% of the total accidents this city sees. The unbelievably high number for an action that should never happen (reminder: it's illegal to flee from the scene of an accident) also results in another unfortunate happening: victims of Los Angeles hit and run accidents not knowing that they have a legal option to file a lawsuit and collect much-needed funds.
When you are the victim of a hit and run accident, here's what you need to know: you can file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against your own insurance company. Known as an uninsured motorist claim, this is coverage that almost everyone unknowingly has on their insurance and available to you in this very circumstance. Of course, like any personal injury claim these require lawyers to help make the best legal arguments and maximize your recovery which is where Walch Law comes in. These types of car accident claims can be complicated and insurance companies are quick to fight and questions these claims but these are things we have had incredible success winning and will work hard for you too.
Why are Los Angeles hit and run accidents so common? Mainly because Los Angeles car accidents are so common. LA and surrounding areas are driving cities-- whether it is to work, play or family people in LA drive everywhere. Here are some of the most common reasons behind Los Angeles hit and run accidents:
- Drunk driving
- Drugged driving
- Panic at the scene
- Worries about the repercussions
The police work very hard to track down a hit and run driver, especially when there has been serious injury or death and they often do find them because many hit and run accidents are not just singular in incident but the driver goes on to hit other cars, people and objects. A hit and run personal injury lawsuit is totally different an separate from the criminal charges that the driver will face if he or she is caught.
At Walch Law, we are here to help and have the track record of success you want fighting for your financial recovery. We take all of our cases on a contingency fee basis meaning that you do not pay us a penny for our work until we get you paid. One call is all it takes-- fill out our contact form to schedule your initial consultation today. We look forward to hearing from you!