Victims of hit and run accidents in Rockdale County often struggle to obtain the compensation they need to pay for medical bills and repair their vehicles. When the driver leaves the scene, it can be difficult to pursue a fault-based case. Instead, they may need to file a claim based on their uninsured motorist coverage. Our Conyers hit and run accident lawyer can help you weigh your options and handle your claim.
A car accident lawyer from Kaine Law can build a case, implement a strategy, and fight for the money you deserve. Learn more during a free case review. In addition, we offer complimentary consultations for victims of these crashes. Finally, we can answer your questions and explain your legal options for seeking compensation.
How Our Firm Helps Victims of Hit and Run Accidents
We understand that few things are more frustrating than a hit and run accident. A careless driver causes a collision and leaves the scene, leaving you injured, your car crashed, and you are holding a stack of bills for an accident you did not cause. Generally, there are three ways we can help a client in this situation:
- Filing a claim against the at-fault driver, if the police identify them
- Filing an uninsured motorist claim based on the driver’s insurance
- Seeking other ways to cover the expenses and losses
Our team has decades of experience handling—and winning—payouts for clients in and around Atlanta, including in Rockdale County. Attorney Evan L. Kaine has qualified for the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and our team fights for our client’s best interests. You can read our reviews and ratings to learn more.
We also provide free consultations and represent clients with no upfront fees. We will explain your legal options, answer your questions, and go to work on your case with no upfront money. Instead, we receive a portion of your settlement or court award. In addition, you do not pay attorney’s fees unless we recover money for your damages. This is our no-fee guarantee.
For a free legal consultation with a hit and run accident lawyer serving Conyers, call 404-214-2001
Building a Case for Compensation After a Hit and Run Car Accident
When a driver leaves the crash scene, it is sometimes possible to identify and hold them legally responsible. This commonly occurs when:
- The victim gets their name and information before they leave the scene
- Witnesses get their license plate number
- A police investigation identifies them
- The insurance company or law firm uncovers video or other evidence to identify the driver
When this occurs, and if the driver has insurance, the case can proceed like other car accident claims. The victim demands a fair payout from the at-fault driver’s insurer, we negotiate a fair settlement, and the insurer pays compensation for damages.
If the identity of the at-fault driver remains unknown, we next turn to the client’s uninsured motorist insurance coverage. This is optional coverage in Georgia but covers many of the same expenses and losses as a fault-based claim. Again, our team handles these claims for our clients.
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Recoverable Damages in a Hit and Run Claim
When you file an auto liability insurance claim, civil lawsuit, or uninsured motorist claim, you pursue compensation for the expenses and losses you endured because of your accident and injuries. Our team can help you identify these recoverable damages, document them, and demand an appropriate payout.
The damages available in a fault-based hit and run claim could include the following:
- Medical bills
- Future care and treatment costs
- Lost income if you missed time working
- Diminished earning capacity for lasting injuries
- Vehicle repair or replacement
- Related expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
Georgia Wrongful Death Claims
Unfortunately, some people pass away from accident injuries. This is most common in accidents involving pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcycles, although it could happen in any type of crash. When it does, O.C.G.A § 51-4-2 allows the victim’s immediate family to recover compensation commensurate with the “full value of the life of the deceased.”
Our attorneys handle these claims, seeking compensation for our clients to help them pay for related costs, lost household income, loss of services, and more. Contact us for a free wrongful death case review.
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Taking Legal Action in a Hit and Run Case
When we know the identity of the hit-and-run driver, we can demand their insurance provider pay an appropriate payout based on the expenses and losses you endured. If they refuse to give you the money you deserve, O.C.G.A. § 33-6-34 prevents you from settling for less.
Sometimes, we need to sue the at-fault driver in these cases. When this occurs, O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33 generally gives us two years to start. There are exceptions, though. Our team can assess your case to determine any applicable deadlines.
When we do not know the identity of the at-fault driver, or when that driver does not have insurance, we can often file an uninsured motorist claim. This is a common, optional coverage that many drivers carry. It provides compensation up to policy limits when:
- An uninsured driver causes a crash
- An unidentified driver causes an accident
Even though this is a claim filed against your own insurance company, do not be fooled into thinking the insurance adjuster is working for you. We protect our client’s rights and fight for the compensation they deserve during the claims process.
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Discuss Your Case with a Conyers Hit and Run Accident Attorney Today
Kaine Law provides free case assessments for victims of hit and run accidents in Conyers. Our team can answer your questions, explain your options, and tell you how our Conyers hit and run accident lawyer can help. We fight for our clients and their families. We believe you deserve compensation if you were the victim of a hit and run driver.
Contact us today to get started with your free case review. We have someone available to evaluate your case now.