San Diego Hit and Run Accident Lawyers
Victim Injured by a Hit and Run Driver
The difficulties that result from sustaining serious injuries in an auto accident are plentiful. Dealing with the physical pain along with the financial and emotional fallout can make for one of the most trying experiences in life. In the case of a hit-and-run accident, the situation can get even worse.
When the liable party is present and identifiable, the victim can bring a personal injury lawsuit against them to recover damages; however, in cases where the liable party leaves the scene of the accident without providing identification, the victim may have to jump through numerous hoops to get compensation, and it is possible they may not get any financial assistance at all.
We are committed to ensuring that hit and run victims and their families receive the compensation they need.
If you have been injured in a hit-and-run, you should get in touch with the experienced attorneys at the Jurewitz Law Group. We will do our best to identify the driver responsible for your injuries, and if that is not possible, we will help you explore your insurance options so you can get the compensation you need to recover. For a free, comprehensive legal consultation, call us today at (888) 233-5020.
How Can a San Diego Hit and Run Accident Attorney Prove My Claim if the Driver Denies Involvement?
This is where an attorney becomes extremely useful. A good one will be able to utilize sharpened investigation skills and resources to strengthen your claim. To gather supporting evidence, he or she will speak with medical experts to establish the extent of your injuries and their associated costs, consult accident reconstruction specialists to put together the circumstances of the accident, and attain statements from witnesses. Then he or she will synthesize all the information into an effective argument for your claim. Proving liability in a hit-and-run accident is tough, but it is not impossible.
What Can I Do if a Hit and Run Driver is Never Caught?
If the perpetrator of the hit-and-run cannot be found, you may turn to your insurance for financial assistance. If your insurance policy is decent enough, chances are you will have underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage. You will have your damages covered up to a certain point, depending on your policy. Hopefully, your insurance company will act in good faith and process your claim. However, if your valid claim is reduced or denied, you may legally contest your insurance company for bad faith practices.
How Do I Deal with Bad Faith Insurance Companies in San Diego?
Most people make the assumption that their insurance company will always back them up in case of an accident. This belief is far from the truth. Insurance companies, like all businesses, are all about the bottom line. Some are even willing to sacrifice customer relations if it means preserving profits. Your insurance company may refuse to provide you with coverage for your injuries sustained in a hit-and-run accident, even if you are entitled to them under your policy. If this is the case, it is highly advised that you speak with your attorney right away.
A top San Diego car accident attorney will know the tactics insurance companies commonly employ to deny claims. As long as you follow the guidance of such an attorney, you should be able to avoid the pitfalls of the claims process and avoid being cheated. The rule of thumb is to never interact with the insurance adjuster until you have reviewed your case with your attorney and gained his or her approval.
Call Jurewitz Law Group at (619) 233-5020 Today
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a hit-and-run accident, the dedicated San Diego hit and run accident lawyers with the Jurewitz Law Group can help. We are committed to ensuring that victims and their families receive the compensation they need for not only their current expenses but also any future losses. Contact us today to learn more about your rights and legal options.
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Call the Jurewitz Law Group at (619) 233-5020 and begin your path to recovery with a no-cost consultation today.