Rapid City Hit & Run Accident Attorneys
Taking Action After a Hit & Run Accident
When you are hit by a driver who then runs away from the scene, it will be incredibly frustrating. While it is fine to get mad, it is also important to get compensation. Beardsley, Jensen & Lee in Rapid City, South Dakota, can help you seek full compensation after a hit and run accident, which can be quite tricky due to the fact that the driver is not around to answer for what they did. But we have the experience and legal knowledge needed to help guide you towards a financial recovery all the same.
Find out more by dialing (605) 777-7466 now.
What to Do After a Hit & Run
You could have a few options after a hit and run accident. It all depends on how much information you can get about the other driver. Ideally, the driver who ran away can be caught by the police, arrested, charged with the crime, and then sued by you for compensation. The police will depend heavily on what you can tell them, though.
Try to tell the police the following about the driver after a hit and run accident:
- Make, model, and color of their car
- Description of the driver
- Numbers you noticed on the license plate
- Part of their car that hit yours
- Direction the driver took when fleeing
The police might be able to use your information to find that driver. If they do, you can sue them like normal with a car accident claim. Of course, our attorneys are more than capable of managing a car accident claim, even if it has to go to court as a lawsuit later.
No Driver But Compensation Could Be Possible
Many drivers who commit hit and run accidents are never found. They are able to escape any legal liability, which is terribly unfortunate. Yet this does not mean that you are completely out of options. You could potentially still get compensation for your damages.
The answer lies in your auto insurance policy. If you chose to buy the option uninsured motorist (UM) insurance policy, then it might apply to your case. Insurance companies consider drivers who can’t be identified to be effectively the same as a driver who never had any insurance.
Your UM policy could help pay for:
- Vehicle repairs
- Medical treatments
- Rehabilitative therapy
- Lost wages
The problem is that your insurance company might not want to pay you, even though you pay them each month with premiums. They might challenge your claim, which means you will be put in the awkward situation of fighting your own insurer for coverage. Let us deal with them and their tactics on your behalf.
We Take Care of Tough Cases Everyday
Our Rapid City hit and run accident lawyers are no stranger to difficult cases involving cloudy liability, such as a hit and run accident. If you need professional legal guidance to make the most of your claim, then please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are always standing by and ready to fight for locals in need.