Can You Recover Compensation After a Hit-and-Run Accident?
Being injured in an accident is traumatic enough, but when the person who caused your injuries flees the scene, it can make matters even more complicated. If you were out and about, simply trying to get to your destination when you were hit by a car and the driver took off, you may be wondering how you may be able to recover compensation. Even if you do not know the identity of the person who injured you, it is still possible to recover compensation for your injuries.
What To Do After a Hit-and-Run Accident
Hit-and-run accidents can potentially happen anywhere, from parking lots to residential streets. Since pedestrians are considerably less protected than motorists, these accidents can result in severe injuries that impact a survivor’s ability to work and enjoy life.
If you were injured in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident, the first thing you should do is report the accident to law enforcement, so the incident can be investigated. If there were witnesses, you should collect their names and contact information as well. After you have reported the incident to the police, you should seek medical treatment as soon as possible.
Lastly, it is essential to contact an attorney as soon as possible to handle your case and speak to the insurance company on your behalf. At Curtis | Walton Law, our law firm has an investigator who can search for and obtain camera footage from hit-and-run locations.
However, you must act quickly. The longer you wait, the less likely it is that we will be able to find the camera footage you need to strengthen your hit-and-run case. Accidents involving pedestrians can result in catastrophic injuries.
In the aftermath, you may be dealing with expensive:
- Medical costs
- Lost earning capacity
- And the pain from your injuries
Schedule a Consultation with a Knowledgeable Hit-and-Run Accident Attorney Today
At Curtis | Walton Law, our personal injury team will fight on your behalf to ensure you receive the compensation you need to get back on your feet and recover from this terrible incident. Moreover, we understand how difficult this time can be for our clients, which is why we work on a contingency fee basis. You will not have to pay any legal fees until we win.
Reach out to our law office today at (720) 815-4402 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys to get started on your case and learn more about what we can do to help you.