Atlanta Hit and Run Car Accident Attorney
Victim of a Hit and Run? Get Legal Help Today!
Have you suffered considerable losses in a hit and run accident and don't know who to turn to? Are you feeling helpless and abandoned? Do not give up hope. Reach out to the compassionate Atlanta car accident attorneys at the Grant Law Office today. We can help you either find the driver responsible for the crash or explore alternative options for compensation. With our assistance, you can get back on your feet in no time at all.
Our legal team consists of attorneys who have spent multiple decades practicing personal injury law in Georgia. There is no substitute for experience. If you want quality legal guidance from a firm with a proven track record of success, contact our office today. We offer free, comprehensive case reviews at (404) 995-3955.
Hit and Run Accidents and Georgia Law
According to O.C.G.A. 40-6-270, a motorist that causes property damage or bodily harm to another person must:
- Stop or immediately return to the scene and provide identification and registration information;
- Render aid and arrange transportation if it seems necessary or the victim requests it;
- Contact emergency medical services and police if the victim is deceased, unconscious or unable to communicate.
Any motorist who violates this law may be subject to punitive damages of up to $250,000 in a lawsuit in addition to criminal penalties.
Identifying the Liable Motorist
In a hit and run accident case, the first thing an attorney should do for you is conduct an investigation of the circumstances of the crash to see if there are any clues as to the identity of the liable driver. Vital evidence may include street surveillance footage, witness accounts and more.
It is absolutely essential for victims of hit and run accidents to maintain their own extensive account of the incident, make note of any detail they can remember, and cooperate with the police since the results of their investigation could be beneficial to the claim.
Unfortunately, the culprit remains unidentified in some hit and run cases. This brings up the question, what can victims and their loved ones do in such situations? There is another coverage option available.
Turning to Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Atlanta
Although you are not required by law to carry uninsured motorist/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage, it is wise to do so. Not only does UM/UIM coverage provide accident victims with financial assistance when the at-fault driver is unable to do so, it also applies to hit and run cases. Considering the benefits, adding UM/UIM coverage to your automotive policy is absolutely worth it.
Keep in mind that even when you're filing a claim with your own insurance company, you should still consult with your attorney. Insurance adjusters do not discriminate when it comes down to preserving their bottom line. They will try to minimize their payout to you, so it's best if you have a legal professional by your side that prioritizes your best interests.
Atlanta Hit and Run Accident Lawyers Finding Solutions to Your Case
At the Grant Law Office, we do not tolerate the injustice perpetrated by hit and run drivers. We will do everything possible to find the party that wronged you. If this isn't possible, then we will skillfully negotiate with your insurance company to get you full and fair compensation for your damages. To speak with one of our excellent Atlanta hit and run accident lawyers about your claim, contact our office today.