Hit & Run Accident Attorney Lewisville, TX
Get the Results You Need For Your Hit & Run Injuries
Have you or a loved one incurred injuries as a result of a hit and run accident? There is nothing more terrifying than being hit and left in the middle of the street or side of the road with severe injuries. At the Todd R. Durham Law Firm I’ve worked with clients who have expressed how frightened they felt along with the pain they suffered from being a hit and run victim. Hit and run accident injuries can be both physically and emotionally devastating. Car accident attorney Todd R. Durham can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. We’ve been successful in representing Texans injured in hit and run accidents for over a decade.
Penalties for Hit & Run Drivers
A driver found guilty of a hit and run offense:
- May have a court suspend their licenses
- May have substantial fines assessed
- May face jail time
- May face felony charges if the accidents resulted in injuries or death
- May be found guilty in a personal injury lawsuit brought by us on your behalf
Hit And Run Car Accident Claim
Do you need to file a hit and run car accident claim? These tips can make the process easier for you:
- Get as much information as possible at the site of the accident. You need to have all the info necessary to identify the person who hit you. This way, you can file a claim with that person’s insurance company.
- Get in touch with your insurance company. If the person who hit your car doesn’t have insurance, you may be able to file a claim with your insurance carrier.
- Contact a hit and run attorney. When in doubt, contact a professional! Call Todd. R. Durham Law Firm today at (214) 222-4000.
Wrongful Death as a Result of Hit & Run Accidents
Sadly many victims we represent never get the opportunity to prosecute their claims because they were killed. Even if your loved one was killed in a hit and run accident, you can receive compensation on their behalf to cover medical bills, loss of support, and funeral costs. We work with family members who are seeking wrongful death actions on behalf of their loved ones.
Hit and Run Accident Insurance Claims
As the victim of a hit and run accident, you’re most likely experiencing plenty of overwhelming emotions. You might be stressed, angry, and confused. You may even be unclear on how to file a claim or receive damages for your injuries and property. There are steps designed to make the process smoother. First and foremost, you can hire an experienced accident attorney.
At The Durham Firm, we have experience handling hit and run cases. While we understand the stress you’re experiencing, it’s crucial to act fast. The more details you can remember, the better chance the police have of finding the culprit. We’ll work with you directly to ensure the individual responsible is brought to justice. Furthermore, we’ll fight on your behalf for damages. Chances are you sustained injuries, and your vehicle took some damage as well. You deserve proper compensation, whether from the guilty party or the insurance company.
How to Start the Process
If you’ve been in an accident, you’re probably very stressed. Take a deep breath, and put your faith in the justice system. The Durham Firm works tirelessly to help the victims of hit and run accidents — and we’ve been quite successful! You can do your case the most justice by taking necessary steps as soon as possible. First things first, file with the insurance company. If you’re unsure how, give us a call.
If you’re able to identify the individual or vehicle that struck you, you can get the insurance information from your provider. If the driver does not carry adequate coverage, an experienced attorney will help you fight for damages. In any case, collect as much evidence as possible, such as witness accounts, police reports, and photographs. Most importantly, don’t hesitate to reach out to The Durham Firm for help. Let us fight on your behalf!
Hit & Run Accidents Frequently Asked Questions
What are the first steps if I’m a victim of a hit and run?
First and foremost, remaining calm is important. Immediately call the police department and insist on an officer being dispatched to the accident scene. If you are hurt, you should seek immediate medical attention. Your injuries may not always be always apparent due to the adrenaline from the accident. If you can, try to gather as much information from witnesses, including their name and contact information. As soon as you are safe, then contact an attorney and schedule an initial consultation. Make sure to bring all your important documentation with you from the accident.
Will my uninsured motorist coverage pay me if I am injured in a Texas hit and run accident?
Yes, subject to the conditions of your insuring agreement. It can be helpful to take a look at the terms of your insurance contract. After the accident, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. Many times, insurance companies will fight to cover you even when they are obligated to. An attorney can advocate on your behalf and get the money you deserve. If you have it, bring a copy of your uninsured motorist coverage agreement with you when you speak to your attorney.
How long will it take to settle my case?
Truthfully, a hit and run accident case can last anywhere from a few weeks to several months. There is no set time period. However, most cases last a minimum of 2-3 months. If your insurance can cover the damages, and the liability is clear, you can expect a relatively quick case. In most cases, both liability and insurance coverage become complicated. However, you should be wary if your insurance carrier seems to be drawing out the case.
Do you have questions about settling your hit and run case? Don’t hesitate to call Todd. R. Durham Law Firm today at (214) 222-4000.