Compensation For California Hit-And-Run Injury Victims
Under California law (Vehicle Code Section 20001), a driver is required to stop at the scene when involved in any motor vehicle collision 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, California, collision injury attorneys are experienced in handling hit-and-run personal injury claims and maximizing our clients’ financial recoveries.
Hit-And-Run Accidents And Automobile Insurance
When drivers leave the scenes of car accidents and are not found, those who suffered serious injuries or losses of loved ones in those accidents have to take different paths to obtain financial compensation. If you have uninsured motorist insurance coverage, your insurance provider should offer you 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. This is because your own insurance company will not be any more eager to fully compensate you than another driver’s insurance provider would be.
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 recoveries 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 the at-fault driver was apprehended, we will explain what you can expect from the legal process going forward. Our 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 that you do not have to pay us unless we win your case. Call our San Diego office at 619-512-5995 or our Riverside office at 951-290-3367.