If you were injured in a hit-and-run accident, it can be difficult to recover compensation in the absence of an at-fault party whom you can hold responsible for your damages, but a Sandy Springs hit-and-run accident lawyer with Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help.
We may be able to locate the responsible driver or file a claim against your own insurance company. This could allow you to recover compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, and more.
Please contact a representative of Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888 to learn more about how hit-and-run accidents are handled and what legal options may be available to you. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to hit-and-run accident victims in Sandy Springs, and we represent our clients on a contingency-fee basis.
Seeking Compensation for Hit and Run Injuries
According to O.C.G.A. § 33-7-11, insurance companies in Georgia are required to offer drivers at least $25,000 in uninsured motorist coverage for bodily injury or the death of one person in an accident, and coverage of up to $50,000 for injury or death of multiple people. A driver must reject uninsured motorist coverage in writing if they do not want it.
If you carry uninsured motorist coverage, you can file a claim for compensation against your own insurance company after a hit-and-run accident. A Sandy Springs hit-and-run accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to handle this process on your behalf. If your insurance company rejects your claim or offers you a low settlement amount that does not reflect the value of your damages, we can handle your settlement negotiations or file a lawsuit against them as well.
In addition, it may be possible for us to locate the hit-and-run driver so that you can bring an insurance claim or lawsuit against them. If another liable party was involved in your accident, such as a negligent mechanic or municipality, we may be able to pursue them for compensation as well.
To learn more about your options in a free consultation with a Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team member, call us today at (404) 888-8888.
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Common Causes of Hit-and-Run Accidents
Common causes of hit-and-run accidents include:
- Driver negligence, such as speeding, reckless driving, intoxication, distraction, or drowsiness.
- Damaged roads or poor driving conditions.
- Vehicle malfunctions.
- Driver unfamiliarity with a certain area.
- Unclear signage or traffic control signal malfunctions.
- Driver inexperience.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you produce evidence of the responsible party’s liability to use in your uninsured motorist claim or in legal action against the responsible party.
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Why People Flee the Accident Scene
There are many ways a hit-and-run accident can occur. Driving off after colliding with another moving vehicle, a stationary vehicle, or a pedestrian are all examples of hit-and-run accidents.
According to O.C.G.A. § 40-6-270, it is illegal to flee the scene of an accident in Georgia that involves injuries or death, or property damage when the other driver is present. Doing so can lead to jail time and/or monetary penalties.
Some of the reasons a driver may cause an accident but flee without stopping are as follows:
- Anyone driving while intoxicated, distracted, or while speeding or driving aggressively may feel it is better to flee than face the consequences of their actions.
- A driver may be driving without insurance coverage or using a vehicle without permission or proper licensing and would rather flee in the hopes of escaping than deal with the fallout of the accident they caused.
- A driver may simply drive off, not realizing he or she caused an accident.
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Car Accident Injuries
The injuries that car accident victims may suffer include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- Neck injuries such as whiplash
- Internal organ or tissue damage
- Cuts, lacerations, scarring, or disfigurement
- Amputations and paralysis
- And more
We recommend seeing a doctor as soon as possible after your car accident, both to have your injuries treated, but also to establish that your injuries were caused by your car accident in your medical record. This may be used as evidence in your case.
Recoverable Damages in a Car Accident Case
Depending on your accident, your injuries, and other conditions, the following damages may be recoverable in a car accident case:
- Current and future costs of treatment
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- And more
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Any accident can be traumatic, but hit-and-run accidents can be particularly disturbing because of the suddenness with which they occur and the limited options you may feel you have at your disposal afterward to recover damages from an absent at-fault party.
You do not need to face this situation alone. A Sandy Springs hit-and-run accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you. Our firm can handle all communications, evidence gathering, and deadlines in your case when we represent you. You can also expect answers to your questions, legal advice, and updates on your case during our work together so that you can focus your time and energy on your recovery.
For a free, no-obligation consultation on your case with a member of our team, please call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888. We can review your case and help you file a claim if your accident warrants one.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers represents our clients on a contingency-fee basis with no up-front payment due to start. We do not collect attorney fees unless and until our clients recover compensation in a settlement offer or court award.