Proving Liability in a Hit and Run Accident

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If you have been the victim of a hit-and-run accident, you may feel frustrated and overwhelmed. You may not know what to do next, or how to prove the other driver was at fault. It’s important to remember that all hope is not lost, and you do still have options to pursue just compensation in these incidents. Here is what you need to know.

Hit and Run Cases in Arizona

Proving liability in a hit-and-run accident may seem challenging, but there are steps you can take. For starters, even if the at-fault driver has left the scene, you can file a police report detailing what happened. If possible, you will also want to gather as much evidence as you can, including dash cam or surveillance camera footage, witness testimonies, and more.

Once you have gathered all this evidence, you can file a claim with your insurance company. In some cases, your insurance company may be able to track down the other driver and hold them responsible for the damages.

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage

If the other driver is never found, you have other options to ensure that medical expenses are taken care of following a hit-and-run. One of these, and perhaps the most common, is utilizing your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.

In many cases, a hit-and-run accident may be treated by your insurance company the same as an uninsured driver. This is because there is no other party to pay for your expenses as there would be in other scenarios.

How Our Arizona Car Accident Attorney Can Help

No matter what, if you have been the victim of a hit-and-run accident, do not hesitate to reach out to an experienced car accident attorney. They will be able to help you further understand your legal options and ensure that you are taking the necessary steps to protect your interests.

The team at Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, PLC can help ensure your rights are protected throughout the process and help you get the compensation you deserve. Schedule a free consultation today by calling (480) 999-9181.

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