Hit and Run Accidents Lawyer Virginia
Each year, there is an increase in hit-and-run accidents, making our Virginia lawyer’s services imperative. Although it’s illegal to leave the scene of an accident, some drivers flee the scene. Falling victim to such an accident can be life-altering; no person should have to manage injuries and be unsure who to hold accountable. While you may be uncertain of what steps to take next, at May Law, LLP, we are prepared to not only offer the support you need but the necessary representation so that you can receive the best possible outcome.
Hit and run accidents can be catastrophic, and unfortunately, they account for 5% of all accident-related fatalities. In typical situations, drivers move out of harm’s way, exchange information, contact law enforcement and emergency services (if necessary). Unfortunately, in cases where hit and runs are involved, it may be challenging to know who can be held responsible and how best to move forward. To ensure that your claim is protected, consider doing the following:
- Immediately contact law enforcement
- Seek medical treatment
- Contact a lawyer soon after the car accident
- Obtain the police report from law enforcement
- Gather as much evidence as possible, including:
- Information about the car and driver
- Your account of what happened at the time of the accident
- Medical documentation
- Proof of loss wages
Although the road ahead may seem rife with challenges, it may be possible to gain compensation for your losses through either the responsible party or your own insurance company. To put your best foot forward, contact our Virginia hit and run accidents lawyer as soon as possible.
Hit and run accidents are more common than many realize; according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were approximately 737,000 hit and runs in 2015 alone. These rates are increasing each year. Sadly, only about 50% of all hit and run drivers are caught. However, it’s essential to be aware that should the party responsible be identified, they are likely to be facing criminal consequences in addition to any civil proceedings you bring forward. Common consequences if convicted might include:
- Thousands of Dollars in Fines
- Prison Time
- Loss of License
- Social Consequences
- Criminal Record
Know that these are two separate legal entanglements, which can be challenging and even overwhelming to navigate. With a lawyer by your side, you can have confidence when pursuing your case.
How Our Firm Will Help You
As the plaintiff pursuing your legal claim, you will be responsible for proving that the defendant failed to uphold their duty of care and that their negligence resulted in injuries. There will be stringent deadlines, evidence to gather, and a complicated legal system to navigate. Fortunately, when you employ our services, you will receive the help you deserve by:
- Ensuring that you are prepared for all possible scenarios
- Managing negotiations with the defendant
- Providing you the time you need to focus on your recovery
- Answering questions you may have on time
- Making sure that fair value is assigned to your claim and that you do not accept an offer that is less than your case is worth
We know that you have suffered immensely due to the accident, and your life has likely been adversely impacted. May Law, LLP has the experience you require to ensure the best outcome possible. Please schedule a consultation with our hit and run accidents lawyer in Virginia today.