Alexandria Hit & Run Accident Lawyer
car accidents are jarring, but one of the most stressful situations an auto accident
victim can find themselves in is one in which the driver who hit them
speeds away without pulling over. Not only does the victim have to deal
with being injured and having their car damaged, but they don’t
have the identity of the person who caused the accident and therefore
cannot file a claim through the at-fault party’s insurance company.
In situations like these, it is necessary to contact an experienced car
accident attorney who can guide them through the process of seeking compensation.
At The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC, we have decades of combined experience handling
a wide variety of car accident cases in Alexandria and throughout Virginia.
If you have been injured in a hit and run accident, we encourage you to
contact us today to request a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
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What to Do After a Hit & Run Accident
If you are involved in a hit & run accident, take the following steps:
Remain calm. While it may be tempting to try and follow the person who hit you, this
will only make things worse and increases your chance of further damage
and injury. Stay calm and move to the side of the road when it is safe to do so.
Call for help. As soon as you are able, call 911 to get police and medical responders
to the scene. The police will fill out an accident report, so try to remember
as much as you can about the accident and the missing driver.
Take notes. Write down as much information as you know about the person who hit you,
including the make and model of the vehicle, any part of the license plate
you can recall, and any identifying factors you can remember about the
driver. It is also a good idea to take down the names and contact information
of any witnesses who may have seen what happened.
Take pictures. If you are able, take pictures of the damage to your car, any visible
injuries, and the surrounding area. This evidence may prove useful in
proving liability for the accident later on if the driver is identified.
See a doctor. Even if you don’t immediately feel hurt, you may still have suffered
and injury and should have yourself checked out as soon as possible.
Speak with an attorney. Do not attempt to handle a hit & run accident on your own. Retain
an attorney who can help you understand your options.
Hit & run accident victims in Virginia may be able to seek compensation
for medical bills, property damage, and pain and suffering through their
own Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) coverage. If you are unsure
whether you have this coverage, our lawyers can review your policy with
you and inform you of your options.
Contact The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC
Hit & run accidents can be complex, but an Alexandria car accident
attorney at our firm can help by launching an investigation of your accident,
working with law enforcement to identify and locate the liable party,
and/or making a claim through your own insurer. We understand that this
is a stressful time, but you don’t have to go through it alone.
Call us today to request a free consultation: (571) 290-2390.