Houston Hit & Run Accident Attorney
Responsive Legal Counsel After Terrible Accidents
Did you get hit by someone who then drove away from the scene immediately? You have been the victim of a hit and run, one of the most frustrating types of car accidents. It can be easy to feel like you have zero chances to get a financial recovery after a hit and run accident because the other driver was never identified, but this is not always the case.
Before you give up on getting compensation, call (713) 999-4801 and speak with a Houston hit and run accident lawyer from Payne Law Firm. We would be happy to talk with you about all of your options, which might include filing a claim against your auto insurance provider.
Why not schedule a free consultation with our firm today? Our hit and run accident attorney in Houston is here to fight for your rights.
What to Do If a Car Hits You & Runs?
You will never know which driver on the road is going to flee the scene if they cause a crash. It could be someone with no insurance or finances, or it could be someone who is well-off but doesn’t want their premiums to go up. What you can do is know what to do in case a hit and run ever happens to you.
After a hit and run, you should call the police immediately. Committing a hit and run is illegal, and it is likely that the driver will commit the same crime in the future unless something is done. You should call the police after most accidents, anyway, because they need to make reports whenever someone is injured in a crash or if there is significant vehicle damage.
When you speak to the police, try to tell them the following details:
- Basic description of the driver
- Color, make, and model of the car
- What part of their car hit yours
- Direction the driver was headed upon fleeing
- Any license plate digits you remember
With some luck, the police might be able to track down the driver who hit you and make an arrest. If they are apprehended and accurately identified, then you can file a claim against their insurance policy like normal.
Do Insurance Companies Cover Hit & Runs?
You might have insurance coverage for a hit and run accident and not know it. Uninsured motorist (UM) insurance policies often apply to hit and run accidents in which the driver is never identified. To an insurance company responding to the claim, a driver who is not identified is effectively the same as one who has no insurance at all.
Not everyone has UM insurance, though. It is usually an optional add-on to a policy, not something that is sold as standard. Check your policy or call your insurance provider if you aren’t sure if you have UM coverage.
How Much Can You Get for a Hit & Run?
Your hit and run case’s value will depend on what party you file against. If you file a UM policy with your auto insurance provider, then the maximum value of your claim will be that policy’s cap. If you can file against the driver after they are arrested and identified, then the value will be based on their insurance and possibly what that insurance company is willing to pay through settlement negotiations.
Taking Care of Tough Cases, Every Day
Not many law firms can claim to have as much experience with difficult cases as we do here at Payne Law Firm. If you’ve been hurt in a hit and run accident on the roads of Houston, then we want to hear from you. We would be happy to see if our experience and insight could be of good use to your case.
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