It's bad enough to get in a car accident as is. Now imagine the other person involved in the crash, who by law is supposed to stop after an accident, speeds off, leaving you to your own devices to deal with any injuries or damage to your car. You likely won't find out the identity of the other driver, and therefore won't have access to that person's insurance, if they even had any to begin with. Not only is the other driver's failure to stop unethical and irresponsible, but it's also against the law. But even if the other driver is found and charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, this still won't help you pay your medical and car repair bills or other expenses associated with the accident. This is where the assistance of an experienced attorney can prove beneficial. If you've been injured in a hit-and-run incident in the Charleston, West Virginia, area, call The Law Firm of Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler, PLLC, at 304-205-1810 or 800-797-9730 toll free for a free initial consultation. You can also reach us online to tell us what happened.
Your Own Insurance Only Goes So Far
If the driver responsible for your hit-and-run accident eventually comes forward or is found by authorities, it won't help you much if that driver has inadequate insurance or worse, no insurance at all. This is where your own uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM) comes in handy. West Virginia law requires insurance companies to provide a minimum amount of insurance coverage for just these types of accidents. However, that minimum amount is only $20,000. If you've been seriously injured in a car accident, that amount won't go very far to cover your medical expenses. Furthermore, once you've been in an accident, you will likely discover the hard way that your insurance company is a business more concerned with its bottom line than your recovery. At The Law Firm of Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler, PLLC, our experienced hit-and-run lawyers can help to secure the maximum possible settlement so you can recover from this type of accident without amassing unnecessary financial strain. Whether we need to grapple with your own insurance company or uncover other potential sources of compensation, we are here to help.
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If you're been injured in a hit-and-run accident, the last thing you need is to be left in the lurch again — this time by your own insurance company. Our attorneys are here for you in your time of need. Call us today at 304-205-1810 or 800-797-9730 toll free, or use our email form to reach out online.