An accident where one vehicle flees the scene of the accident is known as a hit and run accident. All drivers have a legal duty to stop somewhere safe after being involved in a car accident so they can exchange insurance information.
If someone fails in this duty and attempts to avoid responsibility for their actions, they may have committed a serious crime. This is especially true if the accident in question caused injuries or fatalities since the driver may be required to contact medical help or the police. Furthermore, victims of their recklessness who are injured may be able to file a civil suit to seek damages from the driver.
If you have been injured in a hit-and-run accident, you may be entitled to legal compensation. At Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP we take hit and run accidents very seriously. We firmly believe that you should not be responsible for the costs imposed on you by someone else.
We are committed to seeking justice for you and holding the offender accountable not only for their recklessness and the injuries or fatalities they caused but also for fleeing the scene of the accident. It is unacceptable when someone attempts to flee justice by leaving the scene of an accident.
Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP is prepared to work with you to find out who caused your hit and run accident and hold them accountable. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a hit and run accident, contact our law office or call us today at (859) 550-2900. A member of our legal team will schedule a free consultation so we can learn about your accident.
Why Hire a Lawyer for a Hit and Run Case
After being injured in a hit-and-run accident, it can be more than is reasonable to take on a lawsuit as well. However, having legal support can help tremendously in your recovery by providing much-needed compensation.
It can be extremely difficult to secure the funds you deserve after being injured in a hit and run accident. Not only is the court system difficult to navigate, but the nature of these accidents can make it very difficult to find the correct person and hold them accountable.
It is imperative that you hire a lawyer as soon as possible so the correct individual can be identified. Lawyers can work with law enforcement and others to gather evidence to identify the person who is responsible and to present it in court. An experienced attorney can make all the difference in your hit and run case.
Why Choose Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP for Your Hit and Run Case
At Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP, we have more than 125 years representing injured Kentucky residents. We have established a proven track record of excellence by winning our clients billions of dollars in total. By hiring Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP, you can expect world-class legal services, clear and honest communication, and aggressive advocacy for your case. We have been recognized for our superior services, having won numerous awards, including Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year” for 2019 and being ranked among the “50 Most Elite Plaintiff’s Firms in America”.
We also operate on a contingency basis which makes our firm affordable for everyone. This is because we only charge you fees if you win your case and what you pay is based on how much compensation you receive.
Hit and Run Cases We Handle
At Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP, our decades of experience helping injured Kentuckians have prepared us to take on a wide variety of hit and run cases. Whether you were injured in a hit and run accident as a pedestrian, cyclist, motorcyclist, or motorist, you deserve compensation for your injuries.
The first step in pursuing a hit and run accident claim begins immediately after the accident occurs. First and foremost, since fleeing the scene of an accident is a crime, you should call law enforcement as soon as possible.
Because these cases can be highly time-sensitive, it is also very important that you gather all the evidence you can as soon as possible. Noting the color, make, and model of the vehicle that injured you can help track down the irresponsible driver. It is even better if you can note the license plate of the vehicle that hit you. Photos or videos taken after the accident can also be very helpful in establishing who is responsible for your injuries.
If it is still difficult to determine who caused the accident, we can work with law enforcement to find the correct person and hold them accountable. Security or traffic footage may be useful as evidence in your case. Our experienced and highly skilled lawyers will work with you to gather all relevant evidence, present it in court, and use it to support your claim.
If you bring civil charges against the hit and run driver, you may be entitled to a variety of different types of compensation depending on the specifics of your case. You may be entitled to compensation for your current and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and punitive damages. Depending on the nature of your accident, a criminal case against the hit and run driver may be opened.
If the hit and run driver can’t be located, you may be able to seek compensation from your insurance provider. Consulting with a legal expert, or having one negotiate on your behalf can help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve from insurance providers.
Call Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP Today to Set Up a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured in a hit and run accident, the attorneys at Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP are standing by to help you explore your options for compensation. We’re prepared to put our many decades of experience to work for you.
We firmly believe that the reckless driver who caused your injuries should be held responsible for the harm they caused. If you or someone you know has been injured by a hit and run driver, contact us today at (859) 550 2900 to schedule a free consultation so we can begin learning about your case.