Columbia Hit and Run Accident Lawyers
Providing Aggressive Defense in Howard County
Being involved in a hit-and-run accident can be a harrowing experience, leaving victims physically injured, emotionally traumatized, and financially burdened. If you or a loved one have been a victim of a hit-and-run incident, you must seek immediate legal assistance to protect your rights and pursue the justice and compensation you deserve. At Portner & Shure, P.A., we understand the complexities of hit-and-run cases and are dedicated to providing aggressive and compassionate legal representation to clients in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C.
What is a Hit & Run Accident?
A hit-and-run accident refers to a type of motor vehicle collision in which one party involved in the accident flees the scene without stopping to exchange information, provide assistance to the injured, or report the incident to the appropriate authorities. In such cases, the at-fault driver intentionally leaves the scene without fulfilling their legal obligations, leaving the victim(s) behind.
The most common hit-and-run scenarios involve one vehicle striking another, but it can also include collisions with pedestrians, bicyclists, or fixed objects. Hit-and-run accidents can result in varying degrees of property damage, bodily injuries, and, in some tragic cases, fatalities.
When involved in an accident, drivers are required by law to stop their vehicle, exchange contact and insurance information with other parties involved, and provide reasonable assistance to anyone injured. Additionally, they must report the accident to the local law enforcement authorities, typically within a specific timeframe.
Hit-and-run accidents can complicate the legal process for the victim seeking compensation and justice. Without the at-fault driver present, identifying and holding them accountable becomes more challenging. However, with the help of an experienced hit-and-run lawyer, victims may still be able to recover compensation through their own insurance policy or other available avenues, depending on the laws of the state in which the incident occurred.
The Benefits of Uninsured Motorist Coverage
Uninsured motorist coverage is an essential type of auto insurance that provides protection in the event you're involved in an accident with an at-fault driver who doesn't have insurance or doesn't have enough insurance to cover your damages. When it comes to hit-and-run accidents specifically, uninsured motorist coverage becomes even more important.
Here are the benefits of having uninsured motorist coverage in hit-and-run accidents:
- Protection for Unidentified At-Fault Drivers: In a hit-and-run accident, the driver who caused the collision may flee the scene, making it difficult to identify them. Uninsured motorist coverage steps in to provide compensation, ensuring you are not left empty-handed or burdened with repair and medical bills.
- Coverage for Medical Expenses: If you're injured in a hit-and-run accident, uninsured motorist coverage can help cover your medical expenses. These expenses may include hospital bills, doctor's visits, surgery, medication, and rehabilitation costs, providing you with financial assistance during your recovery.
- Vehicle Repair Costs: If your vehicle sustains damage in a hit-and-run accident, uninsured motorist coverage can help pay for the repairs. This saves you from having to pay for the damages out of your pocket or waiting for the responsible party to be identified and held accountable for the repairs.
- Compensation for Lost Wages: If your injuries from the hit-and-run accident prevent you from working and earning income, uninsured motorist coverage can help compensate for your lost wages. This support can be crucial in maintaining financial stability during your recovery period.
- Peace of Mind: Knowing that you have uninsured motorist coverage can provide peace of mind while driving. Hit-and-run accidents can happen at any time, and being prepared with this type of coverage gives you an added layer of protection against irresponsible and uninsured drivers.
Why Choose Our Hit and Run Accident Lawyers?
Dealing with a hit-and-run case can be overwhelming and stressful, especially when trying to navigate the legal system while coping with injuries and property damage. Having an experienced hit-and-run lawyer by your side can significantly improve your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome in your case.
Here's why you need the legal expertise of Portner & Shure, P.A.:
- Knowledge of State Laws: Hit-and-run laws can vary significantly from state to state, and navigating the legal intricacies requires in-depth knowledge and experience. Our team of skilled attorneys is well-versed in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. laws, enabling us to build a strong case tailored to the specific jurisdiction.
- Thorough Investigation: Successfully pursuing a hit-and-run case often hinges on gathering compelling evidence. Our team at Portner & Shure, P.A. is relentless in conducting thorough investigations, utilizing the expertise of accident reconstruction experts, gathering surveillance footage, and interviewing witnesses to strengthen your claim.
- Maximizing Compensation: As a victim of a hit-and-run accident, you may be entitled to various forms of compensation, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. Our skilled hit-and-run lawyers are proficient negotiators who will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible.
- Holding Negligent Parties Accountable: In hit-and-run cases, locating the responsible party can be a challenging task. Our legal team has access to vast resources and networks, allowing us to track down the liable driver and hold them accountable for their actions.
- Peace of Mind: Facing legal battles alone can be emotionally draining. By entrusting your hit-and-run case to Portner & Shure, P.A., you can focus on your recovery while knowing that dedicated and experienced professionals are fighting for your rights and best interests.
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