Lexington, KY Hit & Run Accident Attorney
Securing Justice Following a Hit-And-Run Accident
Kentucky law requires anyone involved in a car accident remain at the crash scene, exchange information and wait for the police and paramedics to arrive.
But that doesn't mean every driver will follow the law. If the driver who hit you fled the scene, you should still call for assistance, and you should work with law enforcement to help identify the absent driver. We know it's tough to remember everything, but every detail can be useful, like a description of the car or maybe a photo of the license plate.
How Do I Recover Compensation If the Driver Can't Be Found?
If you were hit by a driver who fled the scene, options still exist if you cannot identify the driver who fled. Even if the police cannot find the responsible party, there may still be ways of getting compensation for your accident. Specifically, we can pursue compensation similar to what we do in an uninsured motorist claim from your insurance provider. And if a loved one dies because of the accident, you may have grounds for a wrongful death case.
This is an example of why it is important to purchase uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. You can never know if a driver has insurance or if they will be responsible enough to stay at the scene of an accident.
Get Compensated for Your Injuries.
A hit and run has serious consequences beyond bodily and property damage. The illegal act also carries civil and criminal liability for the injuries suffered by others. As a victim of the crime and the accident, you have the right to pursue compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages and punitive damages.
For more information on your options following a hit-and-run car wreck, schedule a free initial consultation with Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC.
You can reach our lawyers by filling out our online intake form or calling us toll free at (859) 534-9327.