How do I handle a Hit and Run?
Sometimes a person who causes an accident doesn’t play by the rules. So what do you do as the victim of a hit and run? It’s an unfortunate event that happens every day. Luckily, there are ways you can recover money to help cover you’re injuries. At Rainwater, Holt & Sexton, our attorneys will guide you through the process.
Hit and run accidents are why Uninsured Motorist Coverage exist on an auto policy. If you carry this coverage, which is a good idea for everyone, it will step into the shoes of the wrongdoer and cover your injuries up to the policy limit. Uninsured Motorist Coverage is in addition to your PIP coverage’s, such as medpay.
What if you don’t carry Uninsured Motorist Coverage? All hope is not lost. Get the police report. A hit and run is a crime and the police may obtain evidence that helps you identify the wrongdoer. Once you do, you can sue the wrongdoer personally and/or pursue a claim with their insurance, if he/she has any.
In either event, make sure to give Rainwater, Holt and Sexton a call. We have experienced attorneys ready to work hard on your case.