Can I File a Personal Injury Claim in a Hit-and-Run Accident?

Q: I was hit by another car and the driver fled the scene. Can I still file a personal injury claim in the state of Virginia? 

A: If you have been injured in a hit-and-run accident – whether you were hit by a car, truck, motorcycle, or other type of motor vehicle – you can still file a personal injury claim. It’s important to file a report with local police first. You should provide police with information so that they can catch the suspect.

At first there may be nobody to hold responsible for the accident. This is why it is important to speak with a Virginia personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced lawyer can help protect your rights because you are still entitled to compensation for any damages and injuries. A lawyer may also be able to help with the investigation to find the person who hit you.

In the meantime, you can file a claim with your own insurance policy under the uninsured motor coverage. The problem with this is that insurance adjusters will try to deny coverage. They may also try to limit the amount that you can recover. This is another reason why hiring a personal injury lawyer is so important.

Are you or a loved one the victim of a hit-and-run accident in Virginia? Contact the O’Bryan Law Firm to help you with your case.

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