In a lot of cases, the person leaving the scene of the accident is drunk. To avoid being arrested for DUI, these criminals think it’s better to run. Even if they’re found, enough time may have passed that police wouldn’t be able to make a DUI charge stick.
But what about you? If you’ve been the victim of a hit-and-run driver, your car is wrecked and you’ve been hurt. The driver has fled, no one got the license plate and it may seem that the perpetrator has gotten away with it. What do you do?
An important step is to call a Denver car accident attorney at the Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya. Hit-and-run auto accident cases are complicated, and you need expert help.
Unfortunately, if the hit-and-run driver is never caught, there’s no way to recover damages from that person. Even worse, a large number of hit-and-run drivers leave the scene because they’re uninsured – identifying them doesn’t even matter.
In cases like this, Colorado law treats the other driver as if they were an uninsured driver. That’s why it’s important that your auto insurance policy include uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. In hit-and-run cases, your uninsured motorist coverage will protect you. If a hit-and-run driver injures you, you may still be able to recover for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering by bringing a claim under your own insurance policy’s uninsured motorist provision.
If you’ve been hurt by a hit-and-run driver, you need a Denver car accident lawyer who will get you the money you’re entitled to. Give me a call at (303) 758-4777, email me at DLS@dlslawfirm.com or visit our website at www.dlslawfirm.com for more information.
Let’s talk about your case. There’s no cost or obligation. We’ll help you get the money you and your family deserve for the injuries you’ve suffered. And remember: If we take your case, we don’t get paid unless you get paid.