Wilmington Hit and Run Accident Lawyer
According to North Carolina law, any driver in an accident must stop and provide assistance and exchange information with the other involved party. However, some drivers choose to leave the accident scene and drive away. While the hit and run driver may face criminal charges, those penalties do little to compensate you for the injuries you suffered.
If someone who hit your car and injured you drove away without providing any information, you still have the right to pursue compensation, even if the driver cannot be found. Protect your rights and call Rhine Law Firm, P.C. at (910) 772-9960 or toll free at (866) 772-9960.
Victims of hit and run accidents and all motor vehicle collisions must take certain steps, depending on the extent of the injuries. Those include:
- Write down any information about the car, specifically make, model and license plate
- Call law enforcement to report not only the crash, but also the other driver
- Identify any witnesses and get contact information from them
- Document the accident site through photographs
We want you to know that your options for damages are not limited following a hit and run. In North Carolina, car insurance policies are required to provide uninsured driver coverage, allowing us to pursue compensation from your own insurance company. Quite often, people are reluctant to file a claim with their own insurance company, but a hit and run situation is an example of a reason why it is crucial to have uninsured motorists coverage. Some drivers also carry "med pay" coverage, through which their insurance companies will pay their medical expenses. This coverage is inexpensive and is a good benefit to have.
Our job is to investigate all possible sources of insurance coverage available, not just those of the person causing the collision. The Wilmington car accident lawyers at Rhine Law Firm, P.C., have substantial experience in determining all insurance coverage available to maximize recovery for your injuries.
Contact a Wilmington hit & run car accident lawyers at Rhine Law Firm, P.C., by calling (910) 772-9960 or toll free at (866) 772-9960 for a free initial consultation. We are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with evening and weekend appointments available upon request. We offer Spanish interpretation and translation services.
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