Hit & Run Accidents
Orange County Hit & Run Accident Lawyer
Injured in a Hit & Run Accident in Orange County, CA?
A hit-and-run accident is the most frightening and frustrating type of car accident. You are suddenly involved in a crash, and you are not sure who is to blame. You are injured, and you are left with the burden of figuring out how to move forward. All of this uncertainty is extremely stressful and overwhelming. That is why you need the expertise and experience of a team of hit-and-run accident lawyers who can guide you through the process and help you get the compensation you deserve.
At the Law Office of Marshall Silberberg, we have helped countless injured people just like you. Our team of accident attorneys has the knowledge and resources to effectively fight for you. We will fight to get you the compensation you need to cover your medical bills and the justice you deserve.
If you have been in a hit-and-run accident, call our firm today at (949) 565-4281. We can help.
What is a Hit & Run Accident?
A hit-and-run accident refers to a situation where a vehicle collides with another vehicle, a pedestrian, or property, and the driver involved in the collision leaves the scene without stopping to identify themselves, provide assistance to injured individuals, or exchange information with the affected parties or authorities.
In a typical non-hit-and-run accident, drivers involved in a collision are expected to stop their vehicles at the scene of the accident, exchange contact and insurance information, and assist anyone who may be injured. This allows the involved parties to document the incident and facilitate the resolution of any legal or insurance claims that may arise.
However, in a hit-and-run accident, the responsible driver intentionally flees the scene without fulfilling their legal obligations. This could involve leaving the scene entirely or stopping briefly and then quickly leaving without providing the necessary information or assistance.
Hit-and-run accidents can involve the following scenarios:
- A driver colliding with another vehicle
- Hitting a pedestrian or cyclist
- Causing property damage
- Striking an unattended vehicle or object and leaving without taking responsibility.
The severity of the incident can range from minor fender benders to serious collisions resulting in injuries or fatalities.
What to Do After a Hit & Run Accident
In a hit-and-run, it's imperative to report the incident to the police as soon as possible. This helps create an official record and increases the chances of identifying the responsible party. Make sure to obtain any witness statements or other evidence that could aid in the investigation.
Witnesses, surveillance footage, and any available evidence at the scene, such as debris or skid marks, can aid in determining the cause of the accident and identifying the fleeing driver. You should gather as much information as possible about the fleeing vehicle, such as its make, model, color, license plate number, and any distinctive features, to assist in the investigation.
The Benefits of Uninsured Motorist Coverage
Uninsured motorist (UM) coverage typically includes provisions for hit-and-run accidents. It is an optional type of auto insurance coverage that you can purchase in California.
If you are injured in a hit-and-run accident caused by an uninsured or unidentified driver, UM bodily injury coverage can help pay for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other related costs. UM property damage coverage can help cover the cost of repairs to your vehicle or other property damaged in a hit-and-run incident.
Once you've reported the hit-and-run accident to the police, you can file a claim with your own insurance company. Provide them with all the necessary information, including the police report and any evidence you gathered.
Keep in mind that uninsured motorist coverage comes with policy limits. These limits determine the maximum amount your insurance company will pay for your damages. Review your policy to understand the specific limits and how they apply to your situation.
Let Us Guide You Through the Legal Process
Whether you have identified the driver or your insurer is offering you a low settlement, our firm is committed to helping you obtain the best possible outcome inside or outside the courtroom. Do not hesitate to let us fight for you during this stressful time.
The Law Office of Marshall Silberberg is proud to be able to represent clients in some of the most difficult times of their lives. With decades of experience as former defense attorneys, we are able to provide our clients with well-rounded representation that has earned us the respect of our peers and even opposing counsel! We fight for maximum compensation on behalf of our clients and have obtained more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements to date. Don’t hesitate to contact our firm for more information about your case. We have offices in Irvine and Los Angeles for client convenience.
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