Austin Hit & Run Accident Lawyer
Get an Austin Car Accident Attorney on Your Case!
Were you struck by a driver who fled the scene? There are very few acts more inexcusable and disheartening than failing to own up to one’s actions, especially when another is hurt. Every person who has been involved in a car accident must stop to identify him or herself and then call for medical aid if there are any injuries. Without doing this, it can be considered a case of hit and run, and that person could face criminal penalties.
While the justice system can prosecute and convict someone of criminal charges, this is not enough to provide restitution to you or your loved ones who have been affected by this. By employing an experienced Austin car accident lawyer to handle your case and obtain rightful compensation.
What Can Compensation Cover?
Hit and run drivers have many reasons for fleeing the scene from being a drunk driver to having a suspended license. Often, it is because the hit and run driver is an uninsured motorist. Even if you were to locate and identify the driver, you would have difficulty making an insurance claim or filing a lawsuit, unless that person has substantial finances to pay for the damages. You may be able to file your claim under uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage.
Compensation can offer some relief for the following:
You may also be entitled to collect punitive damages, which are fines imposed on the hit and run driver. The purpose of punitive damages is to punish the driver and deter him or her from committing another crime. If you have any questions about what you may be able to receive in your case, be sure to contact our Austin car accident attorneys to discuss your case.
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We at Fogelman & Von Flatern, LLP have a superb reputation and are well known for our unwavering pursuit of justice. You deserve to have your voice heard, and your best interests represented appropriately. We can create a path that can suit your case most favorably, and allows you to achieve a desirable outcome.
When you are ready, schedule your free case evaluation with our car accident lawyers in Austin at 512-351-7589!