An accident is a horrible experience. If the other driver fled the scene, you have the added nightmare of being left holding the bag. Fortunately, you have options for recovery even if the hit-and-run driver is never caught.
The Gumprecht Law Firm is focused exclusively on personal injury recovery. Our firm’s approach is two pronged. First, by concentrating entirely on personal injury law, we build our credentials and experience. Second, your lawyer handles each stage of your claim from your first free consultation to conclusion. We also have invested in advanced technologies that help us prepare claims efficiently and effectively.
Visit our attorney’s biography page to see the list of prestigious rewards and honors our firm has earned, including being named to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, American Academy of Trial Lawyers Premier 100, and National League of Renowned Attorneys Top 1 percent.
If you were hit by a driver who fled the scene, we urge you to call our firm now. Our lawyer is available 24/7 to discuss your claim and begin working on your case immediately. Police do not wait to clear the accident, and witnesses do not delay in getting their stories straight. The time to protect yourself is now.
Criminal Charges Are Not Enough
Leaving the scene of an accident is a crime, and usually the driver flees to escape a worse penalty. For example, the driver may not have insurance or a valid driver’s license and no assets to cover your injuries and property damages. The driver may be drunk and rather risk prosecution for leaving the scene of an accident than arrest for a DUI. Whatever the reason for leaving the scene of the crash, chances are slim that the driver will be caught and have the means to pay for your damages.
If the driver is convicted for leaving the scene, the criminal judge will likely order restitution. This judgment is rarely enough to pay for your damages, so you should aggressively pursue your claim against the insurance companies and third parties, regardless of the criminal status of the hit-and-run driver’s case.
Uninsured Motorist Claim Against a Hit-and-Run Driver
Georgia law requires insurance companies to offer uninsured motorist coverage to all of their policyholders as an add-on to their liability coverage. Motorists must decline to purchase the UM coverage in writing.
You do not have access to the insurance of a hit-and-run driver, so for purposes of collecting compensation, a hit-and-run collision should be treated like an uninsured driver’s case. Our Georgia car accident attorney is skilled in negotiating with insurance companies for rightful UM claims involving fleeing drivers.
Protect Your Rights After a Hit-and-Run Accident
Even if your crash occurred after business hours or on the weekend, the time to hire an attorney is now. Call The Gumprecht Law Firm at 678-800-1050 to schedule your free claims assessment to learn more about your rights after a hit-and run crash. We are available 24/7 to take your call.