Victims of Hit and Run Accidents
If you were injured in a hit and run accident, even if you didn’t get any details about the driver, you may still be able to receive compensation for your injuries and losses.
What is a Hit and Run Accident?
A hit and run is defined as a situation in which a driver deliberately leaves the scene of an accident without providing information. Some examples include:
- A driver crashes into a car on the road and then speeds away.
- A driver hits a pedestrian and does not stop to offer assistance to the injured person.
- A driver hits an unattended, parked car and leaves no contact information.
In most states, including North Carolina, leaving the scene of an accident that resulted only in property damage is a misdemeanor, but a driver who leaves the scene of an accident may face serious criminal charges if a personal injury was involved.
If the police were successfully able to identify the driver responsible, and they had a valid insurance policy in place at the time of the accident, you may be able to bring a personal injury case against them. If they were not insured or you were not able to identify the person who hit you, you still may be able to recover by bringing a claim against the uninsured provision on your own insurance policy. Uninsured motorist coverage typically pays for your medical expenses and, in some instances, for damage to your car.
Contact Our Raleigh Hit and Run Law Firm Today
Were you seriously injured in an accident involving a hit and run driver? The experienced personal injury lawyers at Nagle & Associates, P.A. will examine your case and provide you with competent representation. Contact our firm online or call (800) 411-1583 to schedule your free initial case evaluation today.