Hit and Run Accidents
Hit and Run Accident Lawyer Seeking Compensation and a Sense Of Justice
Any car accident that results in injury causes a great deal of stress, anxiety and pain. When the crash was caused by a hit and run driver, the victim often feels completely at a loss, wondering how to proceed with a feeling that the other driver is trying to escape responsibility.
At Drake, Hileman & Davis, we work hard to recover compensation for those injured in hit-and-runs in Doylestown, Allentown, Stroudsburg, Easton, Bethlehem, and across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Whether you were driving or riding in another car or truck, or were riding a bicycle or walking when you were struck, our attorneys are ready to meet with you, listen to your story and explain your legal options.
Powerful Advocates For Those Injured By Negligent And Reckless Drivers
For the past 28 years, our firm has handled all types of auto accident claims, including hit-and-runs. Over that time, we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients’ medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We will closely work with you throughout the legal process, keeping in mind both your current and future needs following your injury.
What is the Source of Compensation in a Hit and Run Scenario?
If the driver cannot be located, there are important steps that must be taken in the days immediately following the collision in order to ensure that an uninsured motorist claim can be made. Unfortunately, even though customers pay for insurance coverage, the insurance companies often try to find ways to avoid paying these claims. If that happens, our team will be there to fight against their tactics.
The Limitations of Your Auto Insurance
One of the incentives for drivers to leave the scene of a hit-and-run accident is that they may be uninsured or underinsured. For this reason, it’s important before you are involved in an accident to purchase what is called uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. Uninsured motorist coverage provides hit-and-run victims with the ability to help pay for the cost of medical care, lost wages, and even allow an injured party to make a claim for pain and suffering. In the event that the driver who caused the hit-and-run accident is located but has no insurance, then a claim can still be made against your own policy, if you have uninsured coverage. Additionally, if the hit and run driver is located and has insurance, underinsured motorist coverage provides victims with the ability to be compensated when the other driver’s insurance is insufficient to cover the loss. Uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage should always be carried in order to have protection from these types of losses.
If you are a pedestrian, or a passenger in an automobile without any automobile insurance coverage of your own, and are struck by a hit and run driver, or a driver without any automobile insurance, you may still be able to present a claim for your losses and harms through a special insurance program in Pennsylvania, called the Assigned Claims Plan.
Contact a Hit and Run Accident Lawyer For Help In Pennsylvania Or New Jersey
If you were the victim of a hit-and-run in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, speak to a hit and run attorney at Drake, Hileman & Davis about your options. For a consultation, please call 888-777-7098 or contact us online.
If you are unable to come to our office, we can visit you at home or in the hospital. We also provide translation services for our Spanish-speaking clients. Se habla Español.