Brookshire Hit & Run Attorney
Usually, when someone causes an auto accident, you work towards a settlement with their insurance company to compensate you for your injuries, physical damages, and pain and suffering. But what happens if the at-fault driver takes off after the accident, leaving you with no way to identify them? Depending on the situation, you may have legal options to try and recover your damages. Because recovering damages in a Texas hit-and-run accident can be more challenging, it’s important to contact an experienced Brookshire hit & run attorney who can help.
At The West Law Office, we have decades of experience with all types of Texas personal injury matters, including hit-and-run accidents. We understand how frustrating it can be after someone hits you and flees the scene of the accident. Contact our office to schedule an appointment and let us help you try and recover for your damages.
Hit-and-Run Accidents in Brookshire
As a whole, auto accidents are on the rise throughout the state. Unfortunately, hit-and-run collisions are also becoming more common. Some drivers would rather risk their driving rights by fleeing the scene than accept responsibility and have their insurance rates go up. Also, some people do not carry state-mandated liability coverage, so they worry about being arrested after an accident.
None of these are excuses, but it’s the reason many other drivers carry Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage (UM/UIM) in the event a hit-and-run driver strikes them.
This problem also affects pedestrians accidents. Countless pedestrians have been struck while crossing the street by a vehicle that immediately takes off.
If you have been injured in a hit-and-run accident, let our skilled legal team help you determine what options you may have for recovery. We will also conduct our own investigation and work to help track down the driver who struck you and fled the scene. They should be held accountable for your injuries and damages and face criminal charges for fleeing the scene.
Reasons Some Drivers Flee the Scene
Drivers will have varying reasons for fleeing the scene, while others will claim they were unaware they struck another vehicle or a pedestrian. Some examples of excuses drivers give for not stopping include:
- Not having a Texas driver’s license
- Having an expired or invalid license
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Not having valid liability insurance
- Existing warrants for arrest
If you have available UM/UIM coverage that may apply, you will be presenting a claim against your own insurance policy. You will be treated as though you were making a claim against the at-fault party’s insurance company. That means your own policy will be assessing your injuries, verifying whether your treatment was reasonable and necessary, etc. Don’t make the mistake of assuming that because it’s your own insurance company, the claims process will be easy. You need an attorney on your side who can protect your rights and help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Contact Our Brookshire Hit & Run Accident Lawyers Today
If you need assistance with a hit-and-run accident, let our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys assist you. Contact The West Law Office today to schedule an initial consultation.