Injured in a Hit and Run Accident?
The state of North Carolina requires all motorists and parties involved in a traffic accident to stop at the scene. Not only is fleeing the scene considered an unlawful act that can subject offenders to driver's license and criminal consequences, but it also places injured victims in need of medical attention in serious danger. An unlawful, irresponsible, and negligent act, fleeing the scene of an accident can subject injured victims to additional burdens and the worry that comes with not knowing how they can recover their damages.
Without knowing the identity of the at-fault driver, or their insurance provider, many hit and run victims can easily feel frightened and overwhelmed. With the assistance of an experienced North Carolina auto accident attorney at Nagle & Associates, P.A., however, injured hit and run victims can find the support and representation they need to explore their available legal options and recover their damages.
Obtain Compensation After a Hit and Run Accident
If you or a loved one has recently been injured in a hit and run accident, then your first priority should be to contact a seasoned personal injury attorney. At Nagle & Associates, Attorney Carl Nagle and his legal team have the investigative skills and professional connections needed to collect and secure any evidence that may lead to uncovering the identity of the at-fault driver. If and when a driver is identified, the firm's legal team fights aggressively to hold them accountable and recover any physical, emotional, and / or financial damages you suffered as a result of the accident.
In many hit and run cases, injured victims may also be eligible to recover punitive damages, which further punish wrongdoers for committing acts of intentional misconduct and / or gross negligence. Punitive damages are especially common when a driver fled the scene because they were driving under the influence or because they had committed other illegal acts. When punitive damages are applicable, Attorney Nagle uses his more than 20 years of motor vehicle accident experience to maximize victims' compensation.
Even in the event that a driver's identity cannot be established, injured hit and run victims still have options, including claims filed in a similar manner as cases that involve uninsured or underinsured drivers. In these situations, the firm's legal team pursues compensation from your own insurance policy by filing an uninsured motorist claim. Uninsured motorist coverage can provide compensation up to the policy limits for past and future medical expenses, lost wages and future earnings, and other applicable damages. Filing an uninsured motorist claim may not always be necessary in hit and run cases, but it does highlight the fact that multiple options exist and that an attorney from the firm can help you recover the compensation you require.
Learn More About Your Options During a Free Consultation
Attorney Nagle and his legal team are fully committed to working with injured victims and their families on an individual basis. They offer free case evaluations so that you can learn more about your rights as an injured victim, the ways in which you can pursue a recovery of your damages, and precisely how the firm can help. You will also have the opportunity to voice any concerns and questions you may have. If you are concerned about increased insurance premiums as a result of filing an uninsured motorist claim, for example, the firm can put you at ease by informing you that increased insurance rates only transpire from accidents in which you were the at-fault driver.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a hit and run accident, then do not hesitate to bring your case to the attention of a firm that has secured millions of dollars on behalf of injured victims and families throughout North Carolina. Trust in a firm with proven results. Contact Nagle & Associates to learn more about your options as a hit and run accident victim.