Louisville Hit & Run Accident Attorney
When a driver flees the scene of a car accident, accident victims are often forced to deal with property damage, medical bills, and insurance issues alone. Hit-and-run accidents often present multiple challenges for the victims.
If you have been the victim of a hit-and-run accident, you could benefit from legal help. The Louisville hit-and-run lawyers at the Sampson Law Firm understand the complications that victims can face after a hit-and-run accident, and we are prepared to help you through these difficulties. Depending on the particular case, you may be able to set up an uninsured motorist claim and receive the financial compensation that you deserve. To schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys, call (502) 584-5050.
Why Do I Need an Attorney?
If you have been a victim of a hit-and-run accident, it is very likely that you do not know who caused the crash because the driver fled the scene. This can make it seem likely that you will not be able to recover compensation from anyone. However, all hope is not lost.
A lawyer can investigate the accident on your behalf. It is possible that they will be able to find identifying information by interviewing witnesses and reviewing footage from security cameras from surrounding businesses or traffic stops. If your lawyer is able to track down the person who caused your accident, your legal process will be simplified.
If the driver can be identified, they will face criminal charges, but this will not help you pay for your damages. To get compensation, you will have to file a civil lawsuit. You could even be entitled to punitive damages if a jury determines the driver intentionally or recklessly caused harm or acted in an egregious manner. Getting punitive damages means that you will receive a higher amount of money to punish the driver for immoral actions. In order to win this money, you will need to prove that the driver caused your accident and injuries, which caused you significant damages. A lawyer can be instrumental in putting together a civil claim.
However, even if you are unable to identify the person who caused your crash, you can still recover compensation through your insurance company. You will need to prove that you were the victim of a hit-and-run accident for which you were either not at no or at a minimum amount of fault. You will also need to demonstrate the extent of your injuries and the extent of the property damage. The case may be settled by your insurance company, could result in arbitration, or even litigation at trial to get compensation.
Regardless of which process your case requires, you will need an attorney to file court documents, gather evidence, investigate the crash, and come up with an effective legal strategy to ensure the best result for you. Whether it is filing with your insurance company or suing the other driver, an attorney will be able to represent your interests and make sure you get the compensation you deserve to pay for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and any other expenses that resulted from the accident.
This process is highly technical and complicated. Often, the amount of compensation you get, if any, will depend on the quality of the representation you have. Give yourself the peace of mind you deserve and speak to an attorney about your case today.
Why Choose Sampson Law Firm?
Sampson Law Firm was founded in 1997, and our attorneys have been dedicated to helping distressed clients get out of horrible situations ever since. We understand that you are going through a remarkably tough time, and we have earned a reputation for success and outstanding customer service. Regardless of the facts of your case, an experienced attorney will listen to the intricacies of the situation and come up with the best approach to get the compensation you deserve.
Make sure you have the most experienced, skilled, and aggressive lawyers on your side. Contact Sampson Law Firm for help today. We have won millions for our past clients and we are ready to do the same for you.
Cases We Handle
As drivers on public roads, we owe a duty to every other driver on the road. Everyone must drive safely, carefully, and responsibly to keep roads as safe as possible. Everyone is required by law to stop after being involved in a car accident resulting in injury or significant damage. When an accident results in injury to the other driver, there is a higher responsibility to, at the very least, inform emergency medical services. But the driver is also required to exchange contact and insurance information so a negligent party can be held responsible for the injuries or damage that resulted from the accident.
A victim of a hit-and-run crash may face many more challenges than a victim of a regular car accident. Inability to identify an offender can make it harder to recover compensation to cover medical expenses, lost income, and property damage. Fortunately, Sampson Law Firm is prepared to handle your case, either by using investigative techniques to identify the perpetrator, or by filing a claim with your insurance under the underinsured or uninsured motorist policy.
Precautions to Take After a Hit & Run Accident
Taking immediate action following a hit-and-run accident can be critical in holding the responsible party accountable. In the event that you are involved in a hit-and-run accident, take the following precautions:
- Request medical assistance immediately if any physical injury has occurred
- Call 9-1-1 and report the accident
- Provide the police with a detailed description of the events
- Locate witnesses and acquire contact information and their account of the events
- Take photographs of the accident scene
- Report the incident to your insurance agency as soon as possible
Though the situation can be frustrating, if you take these steps, your chance of holding the responsible party accountable for the accident will increase greatly. With this information in hand, law enforcement and your legal representation can work to get you the reparations you deserve. However, even if you can’t identify the perpetrator, you can still recover compensation from your own insurance, with the help of a lawyer.
Contact a Hit & Run Accident Lawyer Today
If you’ve been involved in a hit-and-run accident in Louisiana, a skilled attorney at the Sampson Law Firm could help you through this difficult process. To speak with a member of our skilled team about holding the responsible party accountable, call (502) 584-5050 today. We will help schedule your free case evaluation and get you one step closer to recovering the compensation you deserve. Learn about your rights and your options regarding your case today.