Hit and run accidents are very unfortunate and not prosecuted as often as they should be due to the simple fact that many people get away. If you have been the victim of a hit and run accident, who do you need on your side? The first thing you need is the police. They are going to document everything and help you get the assistance that you need. EMS will attend to you, and your insurance company will handle the car. If only it were that simple.
What happens if the police can’t catch the suspect? What happens if your insurance company or the other person’s insurance company doesn’t want to pony up the dough? What happens if you sustain injuries that last for years? In the midst of a hit and run accident, you are the center of attention, but life goes on. What happens when life doesn’t go on for you? What are your options?
You can certainly get an attorney on your side, and you might also consider hiring a private investigator if needed. Of course, hiring a private investigator takes money, yet it fits certain situations. Perhaps it’s not the money you’re worried about in this instance because the injuries were life ending to that of a loved one, and you are seeking to find out who is responsible. Or, perhaps it is money and personal injuries, in which case you should be happy to know that personal injury lawyers operate on a contingency basis.
Hit and run accidents are some of the worst accidents because they involve people leaving the scene. Sometimes one party leaves the scene in an accident that isn’t as serious only because they don’t have insurance or a license or something of that nature. Other times people leave because they are responsible for a serious accident and they decide for one reason or another to abandon the other vehicle. It’s sad, and hit and run accidents need to be prevented, handled and victims compensated and aided appropriately.