Do I Need a Lawyer for a Hit-and-Run?
After being struck by a vehicle, you may be feeling angry and ready to do whatever you have to in order to hold the liable party accountable. Most drivers will do the right thing and pull over after an accident to assess the damage, check on their passengers, and exchange insurance information with the person they hit.
But there are always a few bad seeds, and hit-and-run accidents are more common than you might think. But just because the driver fled the scene doesn’t mean you won’t be able to bring them to justice.
Continue reading to learn more about when you might need a lawyer for a hit-and-run and how the right Denver car accident lawyer can help you get through this challenging time in your life.
What to Do After a Hit-and-Run Accident
After you’ve been hit and the driver has fled, your first step should be to call the police. While you are being evaluated by a medical professional, law enforcement can begin to search for the suspect. During their search, they’ll likely uncover the evidence needed to support your eventual civil claim against the liable party such as video surveillance, witness statements, and photographs.
You can also contact your lawyer and get started on your case. Just because the identity of the driver has yet to be revealed, that doesn’t mean you can’t start your civil claim off strong and be ready to move forward once they’ve been identified.
How a Lawyer Can Help with Your Civil Hit-and-Run Accident Claim
While you are waiting for the police to identify the liable party, you and your lawyer will be working on your case. We will start by gathering all the evidence we’ll need to win.
We will also be able to review the ways your life has been affected by the accident. You’ll need to consider both financially based (economic damages) and non-monetary ways your life has changed (non-economic damages). This will help us to determine the value of your claim. From there, we’ll need to stand by until the other driver is identified.
Contact a Car Accident Lawyer
Have you been struck and injured in a hit-and-run accident? Reach out to an experienced car accident lawyer at Justice for Colorado to hold the liable party to account for their recklessness. Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation when you call 303-647-9691 or complete the convenient contact form provided below so we can get started on your claim.