Goldsboro Hit & Run Accident Lawyers
Hit-and-run accidents are among the most devastating for injury victims. When drivers fail to stop at the scene of an accident, it can leave these victims without the information needed to file a claim against the at-fault driver or his or her insurance company. This complicates matters, although you may still have avenues you can pursue if the driver is never found. At Strickland Agner Pittman, we are here to help you when struck by a hit-and-run driver. Our team understands the laws, the insurance avenues, and how to help you pursue justice. We are here to assist you in seeking the compensation you need and deserve, both when the driver has been identified and when not identified.
North Carolina Hit & Run Accident Cases
It is against the law in North Carolina to leave the scene of an accident. Nevertheless, these accidents continue to occur. The U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that deaths caused by hit-and-run accidents increased in 2020 by 26 percent. These accidents involve not only the occupants of vehicles but pedestrians and bicyclists as well. They occur for many reasons, such as the at-fault driver driving without insurance, on a suspended license, while drunk, while engaged in other criminal or reckless actions, while having outstanding arrest warrants, or panicked about facing what they have done.
As the victim of a hit-and-run driver, it is vital to have the representation of a trusted attorney who can assist you in the process of trying to identify the driver through accident scene investigation in coordination with police. This can include interviewing witnesses, locating and reviewing available video footage, bringing in accident reconstruction experts, and more.
Where a hit-and-run driver has been identified through detailed investigations, you can then pursue an injury claim against the at-fault driver and/or his or her insurance company to seek the compensation to which you are entitled. Where such a driver cannot be found, you may still be able to seek compensation through your uninsured/underinsured auto insurance policy. Our team is here to help you with this complicated process.
Our mission when injured in a hit-and-run accident is to help you secure compensation for all of your medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, property damage, and any other losses you have suffered. Where a loved one has been lost in a hit-and-run accident, a wrongful death claim may be pursued by the personal representative of your deceased family member’s estate. We urge you to contact Strickland Agner Pittman as soon as possible to discuss your case directly with one of our attorneys.
Get specific information on your case and options in a complimentary consultation with a Goldsboro hit-and-run accident attorney at Strickland Agner Pittman. Connect with us online or at (919) 893-0090.