San Diego Hit and Run Accident Lawyers
Compensation for California Hit and Run Accident Victims
Under California law (Vehicle Code Section 20001) drivers are required to stop at the scene when involved in any motor vehicle accident that causes injury or death. Despite this law, California still has more hit and run accidents than any other state, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics. If you are injured or a family member is killed in a hit and run accident, obtaining the compensation you deserve can be challenging. At the firm of Martinez & Schill LLP, our San Diego, CA car injury attorneys are experienced in handling hit and run personal injury claims and in maximizing our clients’ financial recovery.
Hit and Run Accidents and Automobile Insurance
When a driver leaves the scene of a car accident and is not found, those who suffer serious injury or the loss of a loved one in that accident have to take a different path to obtain financial compensation. If you have uninsured motorist insurance coverage, your insurance provider should provide the compensation you deserve. It is important to remember, however, that you still need an attorney to advocate for your interests even when you are dealing with your own insurance provider. Your own insurance provider will not be any more eager to fully compensate you than another driver’s insurance provider.
Our attorneys are skilled in negotiating settlements with insurers. We know how to effectively advocate for our clients’ rights. Whenever necessary, however, we are always prepared to take your case to trial. As experienced and aggressive litigators, we fight insurers who deny claims out of bad faith and seek to minimize our clients’ financial recovery unjustly.
Get the Right Attorney to Fight for You
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a hit and run accident, contact us to discuss your legal options. Depending on whether or not the at-fault driver was apprehended, we will explain what you can expect from the legal process going forward. Our San Diego, CA car injury attorneys are located in Southern California, and we work with clients who have been in accidents throughout the San Diego and Riverside areas. Our personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis, so you do not have to pay us until we win your case. Call (619) 512-5995 for a free consultation