Recovering Damages After a Hit and Run Crash in Virginia

Hit and run accidents, particularly involving drunk drivers, come with a high risk of serious injuries such as broken bones or traumatic brain injury. Costs for medical treatment after a hit and run can be astronomical, and that situation is made worse if you can’t return to work.

Between the police and your own attorney’s investigation, it's possible the driver will be located and can be held financially responsible. If the driver is found, your attorney can provide evidence to prove the at-fault party failed to uphold their basic duty of care and caused your injury. If the hit and run driver is never located, however, compensation will most likely have to come through your own insurance. 

Your policy may include an uninsured motorist clause that allows you to recover damages even if you don’t know the identity of the other driver. This complicates the recovery process and is one of the main reasons you need a lawyer to assist after any hit and run injury. An experienced attorney can negotiate with the insurance adjuster to make sure all of your economic and non-economic costs are included in the settlement.

Kevin W. Mottley
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Richmond, VA trial lawyer dedicated to handling brain injuries, car accidents and other serious injury claims