Mankato Car Accident Lawyers & Attorneys
A hit and run occurs when the person responsible for the accident leaves the scene of the accident on purpose. For the victim this can be devastating since the person responsible could stop and help them, as well as call 911 for immediate medical assistance. Many times, the immediate period after the accident is the difference between life and death.
If you or a love done has been the victim of a hit and run driver or you have lost a loved one in a hit and run accident, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. With the help of a Mankato personal injury attorney, you can pursue a claim under your insurance policy for monetary damages stemming from the accident.
Seeking The Result You Deserve
There are different types of hit and run accidents. They include:
- Pedestrian hit and run
- Bicycle hit and run
- Vehicle vs. vehicle hit and run
In many hit and run cases, the person responsible is caught because of eyewitness statements or statements from the victim. There are also times when there is evidence left at the scene that indicates the type of vehicle, type of tires, etc. This information can be used to find the responsible driver and then they are charged with a crime.
When you pursue compensation from the responsible party or your own insurance, your case is separate from their criminal case. Plus, your attorney will be negotiating with insurance companies for appropriate compensation. Even if the responsible party is in jail, you can still pursue compensation so that you can pay for your current and future medical expenses, future and current lost wages, and other expenses and damages incurred from the accident.
Helping You Exercise Your Rights
It is your right to pursue compensation. If you do not receive compensation from the responsible party or your insurance company, then you will have to be responsible for your medical expenses. You did not ask for the hit and run accident, which means you didn’t ask for the expenses that have been incurred. Your personal injury attorney will pursue the compensation so you don’t have to worry about finances when trying to make arrangements for the future.
Contact Our Mankato Personal Injury Lawyers
Hit and run accidents can be very serious, as the person who is responsible leaves the scene of the accident rather than giving the victim assistance. These are accidents that can result in serious injury or death. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a hit and run accident, you may be able to hold the responsible party accountable. To learn more about your rights and options, contact Simmonds & Wright Injury Attorneys at 507-345-4543 to schedule a free consultation.