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Hit & Run Accidents

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Hit and run accidents occur when a driver leaves the scene of the crash before they provide identifying or insurance information with all other involved parties. The victims of a hit and run accident are left in an unfair situation in which it becomes a major challenge to receive any compensation or coverage. Do you know what to do if you get into a hit and run?

Price, Petho & Anderson can provide you with legal guidance after being hurt in a hit and run. Our Charlotte lawyers are insistent on doing everything we can to help our clients through difficult times.

People love working with our North Carolina injury law firm because:

  • We have recovered $200+ million in damages for clients.
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Getting the Police Involved After a Hit & Run

It is strictly illegal for someone to leave the scene of a motor vehicle accident before exchanging appropriate information, whether they are knowingly fleeing or inadvertently leaving too soon. Call the police immediately if another driver tries to depart before identifying themselves. You should call the police after a serious car accident, anyway, as law enforcement officers can help redirect traffic away from any debris that might be left in the road.

When you call the police, try to provide them with the following details about the hit and run driver:

  • Make and model of vehicle
  • Color of vehicle
  • Any license plate numbers you can remember
  • What part of their vehicle collided with yours
  • Direction they fled
  • General description of the driver

With any luck, the police will be able to identify the driver and make an arrest. Our car accident attorneys will be able to bring a claim against them more easily if they are found.

Uninsured Motorist Insurance Comes in Handy

Did you know that hit and run drivers who are never identified are technically seen as uninsured motorists (UM) by insurance companies? If you have uninsured motorist insurance as part of your car insurance coverage, then you should be able to file an uninsured motorist claim that pays up to your policy maximum. Allow us to act as your legal guides throughout this process, or as your advocates if your insurance company tries to wrongfully deny your claim. We also suggest you add uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage to your policy if you do not have it already. For a typically low monthly premium, you can secure thousands of dollars of coverage that comes in handy for hit and runs and more.

Get Your Life Back On Track With Our Help

It can feel like everything has been turned upside-down after being caught in a hit and run accident. By retaining the services of our car accident lawyers in Charlotte, North Carolina, you can take control of the situation again and start towards recovery. Let us know what happened to you, and we will let you know how we can help. Call (704) 350-2630 to begin.

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