Beverly Hills Hit and Run Accident Lawyer
Car accidents may feel overwhelming, especially if injuries are involved. Hit-and-run accidents may be even more difficult because at least one party refuses to cooperate with you. What should you do if one of the other parties doesn’t want to exchange information? What steps might you want to take after an accident? And might you want to hire a lawyer?
Choosing to hit-and-run is a crime, but just because someone has left you behind doesn’t mean you don’t deserve to receive compensation for your damages and experiences. We know exactly what to do following a hit-and-run accident, and you may want to consider taking the steps we break down.
What Is a Hit and Run?
Many people hear the phrase “hit-and-run” and assume there are very few scenarios where a hit-and-run has occurred. Believe it or not, a hit-and-run does not only happen when one driver continues to drive without slowing down or acknowledging the other people they might have affected. The definition of “hit-and-run” is actually broader.
Simply put, a hit-and-run occurs when a driver collides with a person or property and refuses to identify themselves or give information to the involved parties. This includes their name, address, license and registration, and giving a written report to highway patrol or police of the city where the collision occurred. In this case, Beverly Hills.
So a hit-and-run may occur even if the other driver gets out of the car and checks on you but still doesn’t give you the necessary information. In instances where you can’t find any other affected parties, you’re still required to leave a note with relevant information. Regardless of fault, every involved party must exchange information with each other.
What Should You Do After a Beverly Hills Hit and Run Accident?
After a hit-and-run accident, you may want to consider taking the following actions.
Seek Medical Attention
If you’re the victim of a hit-and-run accident, and there’s any possibility you might have been hurt, it’s essential to get medical attention. This is vital because, even if an injury is not immediately evident to you following the accident, a medical professional may be able to help you rule out any issues that occurred as a result of the collision.
Down the line, if there is chronic pain, internal bleeding, or anything else that may have resulted from the hit-and-run accident, you won’t need to be surprised by the expenses that were the responsibility of another driver’s negligence. You may be able to take preventative action against injuries that may worsen over time or collect damages for these wounds if they’re irreversible.
Contact a Hit and Run Accident Lawyer
Following a hit-and-run, you may have difficulty tracking down the information of the other involved parties. A lawyer may be able to help with tracking down the unidentified driver, collecting evidence and witness testimony, or negotiating your damages with insurance companies or other legal representation, as well as other legal aspects of your case. They may also be able to help you discern the best course of action for you to take in your everyday life.
Avoid Discussing Your Case
Anything you say about your case, either to friends, family, or strangers, may be used against you in your case. For this and other reasons, you may want to avoid discussing the specifics of your case with anyone other than your lawyer. This may include staying off of social media.
What Can a Beverly Hills Hit and Run Accident Lawyer Do for You?
A lawyer may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve, as well as aid you in determining the best course of action for your case.
Track Down the Driver
Your lawyer may be able to help you track down the unidentified driver or drivers involved in your accident. This party is possibly responsible for paying for your medical bills, as well as other economic and non-economic damages. They may be able to help by gaining access to and analyzing the following:
- Relevant evidence
- Witness testimony
- Traffic camera footage
You deserve to collect damages for the injuries that aren’t your fault, and a lawyer may be able to help you succeed.
File Uninsured Motorist Claim
In the case you’re not able to track down the unidentified driver, you may be able to collect damages. If you have uninsured motorist coverage on your vehicle’s insurance plan, your insurance company may be required to help you with the costs you’re suffering.
Help You Get Justice
If you’ve suffered any damages as a result of another driver’s negligence, a hit-and-run accident lawyer may be able to help you ensure the hit and runner is punished. A hit-and-run may be considered either a misdemeanor or a felony, meaning the unidentified driver may deserve heavy fines or up to six months of prison time.
Get the Help You Deserve with a Qualified Setareh Law Beverly Hills Hit and Run Accident Lawyer
We at Setareh Law aim to help all our deserving clients get the help and compensation they deserve, including those who suffer after a hit-and-run accident. We pride ourselves on being thoroughly experienced and compassionate, as well as being available to you during each step of the legal process. Daniel Setareh is a personal injury attorney dedicated to treating our clients as more than just a case number, and our whole team takes this seriously.
If you think the team at Setareh Law may be able to help you get the help you need, we would love to schedule a free consultation and discuss the details of your situation, in English or Spanish. Reach out to us by calling (310) 659-1826 or filling out our contact form.