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What Should I Do If I Am Injured In A Hit-and-Run Accident?

If you have been physically injured in a car accident, you may be upset, confused and have no idea what to do next. If you are considering your legal options, it is highly recommended to contact a personal injury attorney immediately.

In the very unfortunate case of a hit and run accident, in which the driver leaves the scene of the incident, there are a number of legal issues that may affect your case.

If the driver is never identified, you can file a claim against your own insurance company.

Insurance Issues in Hit-and-Run Accidents

Assuming that you have suffered a high level of damages in the form of medical bills, lost wages and other costs associated with this accident that you were not liable for, of course you want to know who will pay your medical bills so that .

Always remember that every case is unique, therefore the exact circumstances will typically determine your best course of action. However, in a case such as a hit-and-run accident, you may potentially be able to file a claim against your own insurance carrier depending on the type of insurance coverage you have.

If you have uninsured motor vehicle coverage, that type of coverage on your policy will typically cover the damage that has been caused by a hit-and-run driver, or sometimes known as a phantom vehicle. This means that your insurance will be responsible for paying your medical bills, loss wages pain and suffering, etc.

The tricky part is: what if my insurance doesn’t pay? Well, this is where the assistance of an attorney steps in. This is an example of tactics that the insurance company will use, to deny and delay claims. A legal professional will be able to represent you in order to receive fair compensation for your injuries.

Seattle’s Hit and Run Accident Attorney

If you have been the victim of a hit and run accident, as a driver of another vehicle, as a pedestrian or a bicyclist, you should contact the award-winning personal injury lawyers at Davis Law Group immediately.

Attorney Chris Davis has represented many victims of hit-and-run accidents in Washington state. Call Davis Law Group at (206) 727-4000 to schedule a free consultation today.


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Chris Davis is the founder of Davis Law Group, P.S. in Seattle, WA.