Pontiac Hit & Run Accident Attorneys
When Leaving the Scene of the Accident Causes Injuries
If you or a loved one has been injured in a hit and run accident, you deserve compassionate and effective legal counsel and medical care. Leaving the scene of an accident is a criminal charge that can devastate lives when bodily injury is involved. When someone is hurt by an unknown third party, they must file a claim with their own auto insurance provider for damages. Fortunately, Michigan is a no-fault insurance state, so we already do this—but it can still hurt your claim if you are unable to locate the motorist who injured you.
At Bashore Green Law Group, our hit and run accident attorneys in Pontiac are adept at helping our wrongfully injured clients receive the maximum compensation available even when the perpetrator fled the scene of the accident. We will help you navigate your insurance claim, investigate the accident scene, and fight for the full amount of fair and just compensation you are entitled to. If we can find the driver responsible, we will do whatever it takes to secure punitive damages and other costs on your behalf.
Don’t give up if you’ve been injured in a hit and run. Call Bashore Green Law Group at (248) 487-1887 or contact us online to book your free case evaluation today with a hit and run accident lawyer in Pontiac, MI.
Can I Sue a Hit & Run Driver?
Yes—if the driver can be located within three years of the accident.
Michigan is a no-fault insurance state, meaning that car wreck victims typically file insurance claims with their own insurance provider regardless of fault. However, the state does allow three years to file a lawsuit against a negligent driver for “pain and suffering” damages. Pain and suffering allows for victims to receive compensation for non-economic losses, such as the loss of the ability to work or PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) suffered as the result of an accident. Keep in mind that accidents and/or injuries must be particularly serious in Michigan to have a viable claim against a hit and run—or any—driver.
What If the Police Never Find the Driver Who Hit Me?
There is always a chance that the driver who hit you will be found. The combination of eyewitness reports, police investigations, surveillance cameras, and hiring an experienced hit and run accident attorney to build you a claim greatly bolsters your chances of locating the at fault driver so you can sue them for pain and suffering, punitive damages, and potentially more.
Occasionally, however, the motorist who fled the scene of the accident simply won’t be found. In such cases, you will simply have to file an insurance claim with your own auto insurance provider—which is customary in the state already.
Will Insurance Cover a Hit & Run Accident?
If you possess uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage on your auto insurance policy, you can receive compensation for being hurt by a hit and run driver. Without UM/UIM coverage, you may have other options. We will review your insurance policy to help you determine whether there are other avenues of compensation that may be available to you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for a free case evaluation to discuss your policy and options.
Call Us Now for Your Free Consultation
At Bashore Green Law Group, we understand that being seriously hurt in a car accident by someone who fled the scene can cause an immense amount of pain, stress, and hardship. Our team of Pontiac hit and run accident lawyers will be by your side throughout the duration of your case to help you navigate the legal process and seek maximum compensation—while you focus on recovering to the best of your ability. If you or a loved one has suffered a severe injury or death due to a hit and run crash, we can travel to your home or hospital bed anywhere in the state of Michigan. Don’t hesitate to get the legal counsel and representation you deserve!
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