Hit-and-Run Car Accidents
Our Attorneys Can Help
If you were hurt in a hit-and-run accident, we don't have to tell you how stressful your situation is. On top of concerns about your injuries and health, you might be worried about missing time from work and paying your bills. You probably wonder if the person who hit you will ever be found. You probably want to know what you can do to protect your rights and finances.
We have answers for you. We can help you figure out the parts of your situation that are under your control. During our free legal consultation, you can ask any questions you have, including if you have a case and if you really need an attorney. There's no obligation to use our services, and we're available 24/7. Just call 412-394-1000 or fill out the form to the right.
What's more, if you decide to hire us, there's no fee unless and until we win your case.
Your Own Auto Insurance May Protect You
If you were the victim of a hit-and-run car accident, it's important to know that your own auto insurance can help manage the costs associated with your accident. Hopefully you have Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage, which provides protection if the other driver is uninsured, underinsured, or not identified. It may even protect you if you were in a hit-and-run accident as a pedestrian or cyclist.
Dealing With Your Insurance Company
There are a few steps you should take after you're in a hit-and-run accident. Following these guidelines will give you the best chance of protecting your legal rights:
- Our first rule: Don't give a recorded statement or sign any papers until you speak to an attorney. This applies even when you're dealing with your own insurance company.
- Report the accident to your insurance company as soon as possible. Because your insurance policy may cover your medical bills and other costs, it's critical to alert them about the hit-and-run accident.
- Remember that even though your insurance policy is intended to help you, your insurance company isn't always on your side. It's in your best interest to have an experienced injury attorney make sure you get all of the compensation you deserve.