A hit-and-run accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you secure a financial recovery based on your collision case. Our team of personal injury lawyers knows how to develop a claim based on a hit-and-run accident.
You can tell us about your traffic collision in Gainesville, and we can review your case for free. Let us assess your legal options for you now.
Recovering Compensation after a Gainesville Hit-and-Run Crash
There are two ways you may be able to recover compensation following a hit-and-run collision in Georgia:
- Identifying the at-fault driver and building a case against them; or
- Filing an insurance claim based on your own uninsured motorist coverage.
Under OCGA §33-7-11, your uninsured motorist insurance coverage will pay for some of your expenses and losses in a hit-and-run if the driver is not identified. This includes your medical bills and lost income up to policy limits.
If the police identify the driver who caused your injuries, an insurance claim based on their liability policy may be more effective at recovering compensation for your expenses and losses. Alternatively, if their insurer will not agree to a just settlement, we can sue them and ask the court to award compensation.
The losses covered by the money damages recovered in a traffic accident case could include:
- Medical bills and future medical needs because of your injuries
- Care and support for long-term injuries
- Lost wages, lost benefits, and other income losses
- Diminished capacity to earn
- Car repairs, rental car costs, and more
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Other documented expenses and losses
For a free legal consultation with a hit-and-run accidents lawyer serving Gainesville, call (404) 888-8888
Our Gainesville Hit-and-Run Attorneys Help Accident Victims Fight for Compensation
A hit-and-run accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers works based on contingency fees. Our attorneys never ask our clients to pay us up-front fees or a retainer. Instead, we receive our legal fees from the payout we recover for our clients. If we do not get a settlement or trial award for you, we will not get paid.
When our team accepts a case, we go to work for our client immediately. This includes representing their best interests and fighting for an appropriate financial recovery on their behalf. Some steps we take on behalf of our clients hurt in traffic accidents include:
- Protecting their right to seek damages
- Identifying the liable party when possible
- Investigating the collision to prove fault and liability
- Documenting their damages, both economic and non-economic
- Working with experts to develop a solid argument as needed
- Taking steps to seek compensation on their behalf
Before we discuss working together on your case, the team from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will assess your case for you for free. We can explain your options for compensation based on the specific details of your accident and case and evaluate how we may be able to help you pursue the payout you need to cover your medical bills, injuries, and other accident-related losses.
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What Georgia Driving Laws Might Affect My Case?
Leaving the scene of a collision is a violation of Georgia law. Under OCGA §40-6-270, any driver involved in an accident must “stop such vehicle at the scene of the accident or shall stop as close thereto as possible and forthwith return to the scene of the accident.”
If an injury occurs, other parties involved must provide “reasonable assistance” to others, such as calling 911 if they cannot call on their own.
Unfortunately, though, people may leave the scene of an accident for many reasons. They may have a warrant for their arrest, be drinking or not carry the required insurance, or worry about other issues. Often, the police investigating the collision can identify them. If not, we may be able to help or pursue compensation in another way.
Identifying the Liable Driver
Important details that could help identify the at-fault driver include:
- Anything you can remember about the make, model, or color of the vehicle
- Any description of the driver
- What caused the collision
- Damage to the vehicle that left the scene
- Names and contact information of other witnesses
The sooner someone begins looking for the driver who left the scene, the better chance of identifying them. You can hire legal representation as soon as possible after a hit-and-run accident in Gainesville.
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How Can I Learn More about the Timeline for My Case?
Under OCGA §9-3-33, Georgia car accident victims generally have up to two years to sue the at-fault driver and prepare to take them to court based on the details of their case. However, there are other factors to consider in a hit-and-run case.
Your insurance company may have its own guidelines about when to file a claim and how long you have to submit documentation. In addition, there may be other circumstances that could greatly reduce how long you have to take action and recover compensation.
Our team will explain how different deadlines and the facts of your case affect the timeline for taking legal action.
Speak to a Team Member about Your Gainesville Crash Today for Free
You can discuss your options for seeking compensation after a Cobb County hit-and-run accident with our team today for free. An injury lawyer from our team can often help victims of these accidents identify the other driver and take actions to hold them responsible. We will fight to secure a payout in your case, too.
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers now at (404) 888-8888. We can get started right away with your free case review or answer your questions about our services.