Hit-and-run accidents are often devastating for those involved. These incidents can lead to significant injuries and property damage, and they, unfortunately, leave victims with limited ways to recover compensation. At Allegiance Law, we are here to help if you need a San Francisco hit-and-run accident attorney by your side. Our team has extensive experience handling complex injury claims, and we understand what it takes to investigate these cases, determine liability, and help our clients recover the compensation they need.
The California Office of Traffic Safety does not publish the number of hit-and-run crashes that occur across the state each year. However, when we turn to the latest information available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), we can see that a hit-and-run crash occurs approximately every 43 seconds in the United States.
Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents are a reality that drivers in San Francisco have to deal with on a daily basis. It is illegal to leave the scene of an accident without stopping to exchange information or render aid to those who have been injured. However, the illegality of the situation does not help those who are left behind with injuries or property damage.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident caused by a hit-and-run driver, there may be various ways that you can recover compensation. First, if law enforcement officials locate the driver, and if the driver has insurance, this will be the number one route for you to take to secure compensation for your injuries and property damage.
Unfortunately, one of the main reasons that drivers flee the scene of a crash is because they do not have insurance in the first place. Even if these drivers are caught, we often discover that they do not have insurance to cover the victim’s expenses. Our car accident attorneys strongly encourage all drivers to carry uninsured bodily injury and property damage coverage. Neither of these coverages is required in California, but they are incredibly beneficial for those involved in hit-and-run crashes. If you have uninsured motorist coverage, this will help cover some or all of the costs associated with hit-and-run injuries and damage.
Another route towards securing compensation could be filing a personal injury lawsuit against the alleged negligent driver if they are caught by law enforcement. However, the success of a personal injury lawsuit and the ability to recover any awarded compensation will heavily revolve around whether or not the hit-and-run driver has any assets, to begin with.
If you or somebody you love has been injured or sustained property damage in a hit-and-run accident in San Francisco, contact Allegiance Law as soon as possible. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling complex vehicle accident cases, and we understand what it takes to ensure that our clients recover any available compensation for their claims. We want to help make sure that you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, property damage expenses, pain and suffering losses, and more. When you need a San Francisco hit-and-run accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 415-404-6395.