When you are hurt in an auto accident, you usually seek to recover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses through the at-fault driver’s insurance coverage.
If you cannot find the other driver, you must take a different approach. Typically, you must turn to your own auto insurance coverage. Unfortunately, the process could become difficult. Getting help from an experienced attorney can be critical.
The lawyers of Burch, George & Germany, P.C., are available to assist you. We serve hit and run accident victims and their families in all of Oklahoma’s 77 counties. Simply contact us today to arrange for a free review of your case.
If you are able to act immediately after a hit and run accident in Oklahoma, you need to:
You should take these steps if you are struck by a hit and run driver while driving, walking or biking. These steps will help you down the road as your pursue compensation.
If you cannot find the driver who hit you, then you (and your attorney) can seek a recovery through your own insurance policy, including:
At Burch, George & Germany, P.C., we advise people to buy UM coverage (as well as underinsured motorist, or UM, coverage). We also suggest purchasing more than the minimum amount.
Individuals can file a claim with their own insurance company after a hit and run crash and proceed without an attorney. However, insurers can be difficult to deal with.
Even though you have kept up with paying your premiums, the insurer may unreasonably deny or delay paying your claim. The insurer, for instance, may claim that you were not hit by a hit and run driver but instead caused your own accident.
A lawyer can help by thoroughly investigating the crash and compiling evidence. An attorney can also deal directly with the insurance company and negotiate a settlement. If the insurer acts in bad faith, the lawyer can undertake proper legal action in court.
If you are the victim of a hit and run car accident that happened anywhere in Oklahoma, contact a Burch, George & Germany, P.C., lawyer as soon as possible. Due to the unique nature of these crashes, taking immediate steps can be essential in obtaining a recovery. If you suspect that the driver who hit you is under the influence of liquor, don’t hesitate to contact a drunk driving accident attorney Oklahoma.
Call today or submit our online form to receive a free consultation.