What to Do After a Hit & Run Accident in Texas
No one is ever prepared for an accident, let alone one where the other driver flees the scene. While it is a crime to knowingly leave the scene of an accident before exchanging information with the other driver, hit and run accidents continue to occur at an astounding rate throughout the country—which may be, in part, due to the fact that nearly 14% of all drivers in the United States are currently operating without automobile insurance. In other cases, an intoxicated driver may flee in the hope that they can avoid criminal charges. Whatever the case may be, however, the unfortunate reality is that the victim will be left with the daunting responsibility of securing compensation with no help from the at-fault driver.
Fortunately, there are steps that you and your Dallas personal injury attorney can take to recover the level of compensation that you deserve—even after a hit and run. Depending on the amount of uninsured motorist coverage that you have acquired, you may be able to file a claim for compensation with your own insurance company. This will help cover the cost of your medical expenses, therapy and rehabilitation, lost wages and more; however, the amount of compensation that you are able to recover will ultimately depend on the level of uninsured motorist (UM) coverage that you have purchased. In some cases, it may also be difficult to get the insurance company to approve your claim.
For this reason, it may be in your best interests to retain the help of a Dallas car accident lawyer from the Lenahan Law Firm as soon as possible. In doing so, you can ensure that you have the best possible chance of securing fair compensation after a hit and run.
Contact our firm today at (888) 473-2820 to learn more or fill out a free case evaluation form online.