As the name implies, a Woodland Hills hit and run car accident is this: another driver hits your car (either serious or minor) and rather than honoring his or her legal duty to stay at the scene of the accident, they drive or "run" away. The good news is that they are often caught and if and when that happens, they are now not only responsible for the damage and injuries they have caused you but will also face criminal charges for their actions.
We handle a lot of Woodland Hills hit and run car accidents and our clients usually come to us very confused about their legal and financial options stemming from this type of serious car accident. Here are the top 3 questions we get.
- I was in a hit and run accident and they did not find the other driver, what are my legal options? For starters, we are sorry for the terrible situation the other driver put you in. There is good news, you can still file a claim and get some much needed funds from your own insurance coverage. You very likely have at least some level of uninsured motorist coverage which is something you have been paying into basically since you have been driving and designed to cover this very scenario- when you don't know who the responsible party is or when the other driver does not have insurance (which is also illegal in California). These cases are always best handled by an experienced Woodland Hills personal injury attorney because they require a fair amount of evidence, arguments and lots of other things to make sure that your car insurance company is paying you the money you deserve. Even though it is your own car insurance company, they will still try to undercut you in their payment, Walch Law will make sure that does not happen!
- How can an attorney help with my hit and run case? In so many ways. At Walch Law we can help with everything from affording much needed medical care following your accident to maximizing your recovery. Give us a call today to learn more.
- What should I do following a Woodland Hills hit and run accident? Take care of yourself first is always our advice following any personal injury accident-- failure to do so can make you more injured that you would be otherwise. If you can, always try to take pictures of the accident seen as well as any visible injuries you might have and as soon as you can jot down every detail you remember about the accident and ask witnesses to do the same-- all of these things are incredibly valuable pieces of evidence that serve to make your case stronger.
Hit and run car accidents are unbelievably frustrating for so many reasons. Let us take that frustration off your plate so you can focus on your physical and emotional recovery and get back to living your life! We are available 24/7 to help so do not hesitate to get in touch with us today. We look forward to hearing from you! The sooner you get in touch with us, the sooner we can get you paid.