Our Oakland Car Accident Lawyers are Here to Help
It is a driver’s responsibility to pull over and exchange information with the other driver if they are involved in any sort of auto accident. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. Some drivers will flee the scene of an accident to escape punishment or liability. If you have been injured in a hit and run accident in the East Bay area, you may not know what to do next or have any idea what your legal options are.
In some cases, uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM) can help you with some of your expenses, but it may not be enough to meet all of your needs. It is in your best interests to contact a hit and run accident lawyer who has experience handling personal injury cases as soon as possible. We can help you file a lawsuit against the driver to seek not only compensatory damages, but punitive damages as well.
What Should I Do After a Hit & Run Accident?
Although you may be scared and angry, it is important to remain calm. Contact an ambulance if you need medical care, and then call the police so that they can fill out a police report. When you are able, write down anything you can remember about the car that hit you and any identifying details about the driver.
You should also take the names and contact information of any witnesses. Finally, contact your insurance company to report the accident and find out what is covered. This is also a good time to contact a lawyer, who can walk you through the claims process and protect your right to fair compensation.
How is Compensation Determined and Paid?
Unfortunately, it can be extremely difficult to recover financial compensation without the help of a skilled and experienced auto accident attorney. Because the person at fault for the accident fled the scene, drivers who are left harmed must collect compensation through their own insurance companies. That is why a knowledgeable hit and run accident lawyer is extremely important in these types of accidents.
By examining your case in detail, the right team may be able to identify the person at fault for your accidents and help you recover financial compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Doctor visits
- Chiropractic treatments
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Emotional distresses
Choose Our Firm for Top Quality Representation
Bennett Johnson, LLP has skillfully protected the rights of the injured for over 30 years. We have recovered more than $500 million in successful personal injury cases since our firm was founded in 1981. Our reputation as one of the top personal injury firms in the East Bay is based on our commitment to our clients. We are not afraid to go up against powerful insurance companies to fight for a favorable outcome.
We work on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t pay unless we win. You have nothing to lose, so call our hit and run accident attorneys today to schedule your free consultation.