Cypress Hit & Run Attorney
Being involved in a car accident is bad enough. What’s even worse than being in a car accident, though, is being involved in a hit and run accident where the other driver flees the scene of the accident, leaving you injured and unsure of where to turn. At The West Law Office, our Cypress hit & run attorneys know both how devastating and how maddening being hit by a driver who flees the scene is, and we want to help. If you’ve been in a hit and run crash, call our law firm today for the legal counsel you can trust.
Who Pays for Damages After a Hit and Run?
When a car accident occurs, any victims of the crash are often left with significant damages and financial expenses, including costs related to property damage expenses, medical bills, and lost wages. Of course, the pain, suffering, and diminished quality of life associated with a crash can also be devastating.
In Texas, drivers who cause crashes are responsible for paying for them. But if the driver who hit you fled the scene of the accident, who will pay out your claim?
Your Own Insurance Policy
In most cases involving hit and run drivers, a victim of a crash can bring forth a claim against their own insurance policy. Possible coverage types that you may carry include:
- Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage, which is automatically part of a driver’s coverage unless they reject it in writing. PIP coverage pays for medical bills, lost wages, and other nonmedical costs after a crash, regardless of fault.
- Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, which pays for your damages when you’re hit by a driver who doesn’t have insurance or who doesn’t have enough insurance–or, in this case, who leaves the scene of an accident and cannot be identified.
- Medical payments or collision coverage–medical payments coverage will pay for your medical expenses when you’re in a crash; collision coverage will pay for damages to your car after a crash.
If the at-fault driver is identified, you can file a claim for damages against their insurance coverage, assuming they have insurance. You may also file a lawsuit directly against the at-fault driver; however, if they don’t have insurance, it’s unlikely they’ll have the assets to pay your claim.
Get Help from Our Cypress Hit & Run Accident Attorneys Today
If you’re involved in a car accident and the driver flees the scene of an accident, it’s important that you understand your rights and your options. When you choose our Cypress hit and run lawyers at The West Law Office, we will investigate your crash, work hard to track down the driver who hit you, and explore your options for recovery. We’ll also negotiate with insurance adjusters assigned to your case, and we won’t hesitate to file a lawsuit and pursue litigation if necessary.
Our lawyers have years of experience and are passionate about providing our clients with personalized attention. To learn more about how we can help you and your rights, please call us today for a free consultation. We are here to serve you.