Have you been involved in a hit and run?
Drivers may choose to flee the scene of the accident for a variety of reasons:
no valid driver's license, no auto insurance, drunk driving, or a pending
arrest warrant against the fleeing driver. Whatever the reason for fleeing
is, the injured person left at the scene with no help may feel helpless
If you have been involved in a hit and run:
- Do not follow the reckless driver. The driver may be drunk or dangerous
and the chase may be risky in itself.
- Call 911 as soon as possible.
- If there are any witnesses to the hit and run, collect information from
them and write down their contact information.
- Write down the license plate number of the fleeing driver, if you remember.
If not, write down the make, model and color of the car.
- If possible, take pictures of the site and your car.
- Report the incident to the police in detail.
- Contact your insurance company and the police and give them what information
you can. And even if you can't get any of these details, you may still
be able to use your collision or uninsured driver coverage if your policy
Taking these steps is important, but most important is contacting the Lassen Law Firm.
The problem with hit and run accidents is that victims can have trouble
getting compensation for their injuries and any property damage done to
their vehicles. Victims of hit and runs may feel helpless, especially
if they have no insurance. Medical bills, the cost of fixing a car and
lost wages associated with the incident may accrue and be a big problem
for a hit and run victim. If you have been in a hit and run collision,
you may feel you have nowhere to turn for help. You are not without recourse.
An experienced Pennsylvania hit and run attorney will help you navigate
the challenges ahead, making sure your rights are protected and your medical
costs are taken care of. The Lassen Law Firm, Philadelphia hit and run
collision lawyers, represent people who have been involved in
car accidents, pedestrian accidents or bicycle accidents where the driver responsible
for the accident fled the scene. We will make sure you get the full and
fair compensation for your losses.
Liability Insurance Pennsylvania
The Lassen Law Firm warns all people who think that they can resolve a
UM claim without a lawyer, that they should think again. Most people make
many mistakes and sabotage their good claims. You should never make a
statement to your insurance company with respect to your injuries, as
your insurance company is an adverse party for a UM claim, and will use
your statement against you. People think that they can save money by not
using a lawyer, but insurance companies typically pay out a tenth of what
an experienced personal injury lawyer can recover. Also, there may be
more than one policy to which to recover. Most people only recover money
from one. Lastly, most people think that they have beat the system after
they obtain a settlement they think is fair. What they fail to realize
is that there are typically liens that can far exceed their recovery,
and they end up owing not only the money they recovered, but thousands
or tens of thousands of dollars more. Best not to try to resolve a case
without an experienced lawyer, or it will typically end badly.