Although pedestrian and bicycle accidents are mostly hit-and-run, they are also witnessed in motorcycle, truck and car accidents.
Maybe the car that hit the pedestrian was driven by a person not qualified to drive such vehicle or maybe the driver of the vehicle has a revoked or suspended license. The driver could also be an illegal immigrant scared of being deported or tried in the United States. There is also the possibility that the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol or other illegal drugs. It could also be that the driver was just scared and decided to flee from the accident scene.
Irrespective of the reason that prompted the driver to flee from the accident scene, running without taking care of the victim could lead to several financial and legal complications. Seeking compensation for hit-and-run accidents may be extremely complicated. The fact remains that you ought to have underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage on your vehicle insurance package to cover these types of accidents because the truth is that you cannot depend on people to compensate you for damages.
In Georgia, it is illegal to flee an accident scene. What then are you to do if you were hit by a vehicle that took off immediately after hitting you?
Private investigators and or police will make efforts to find the driver of the other car so as to ascertain how the accident happened. In case the other driver cannot be found, you may have to seek compensation from your uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance coverage. You could also make your claim through the insurance policy of a family member living with you; that is if you have no insurance policy. In case you were in a vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run accident, you can make a claim on the insurance cover of the driver of the car.
There are several procedures and processes required to claim compensation for injuries as a result of the “what-ifs” involved. People injured in truck and car accidents in Georgia can find the Haug Law Group P.A. extremely helpful when claiming compensation. Our group of professionals can take an in-depth look at your case and evaluate all possible outcomes.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with our experienced injury lawyers, contact us via the internet or call us at 844-428-4529.