Charlotte Hit And Run Attorney
Have You Been Injured In a Hit and Run?
Any driver who leaves the scene of an accident is committing a criminal act. Most drivers leave the scene of an accident because they are drunk, under the influence of drugs, driving without a license, driving without insurance, or are simply afraid of taking responsibility for the accident they just caused. If you, or someone you care about, has been injured by a hit-and-run driver, it’s important to seek compensation for damages.
According to North Carolina and South Carolina traffic laws, every driver must stop when they are in a motor vehicle accident. Those drivers that do not can be subject to severe penalties. In the case of a hit-and-run that causes serious injury or death, the offense can become a felony. If prosecutors in a North Carolina, or South Carolina, criminal court can prove beyond reasonable doubt that a negligent driver was knowingly involved in a hit-and-run that ended in the death or serious injury of an individual, the driver’s sentence has the potential to become much more severe.
If you were injured by a hit-and-run driver, it may be necessary to seek compensation for damages from your uninsured auto insurance coverage. Unfortunately, insurance companies, including yours, are in the business of making money. The fact that it is your own insurance company that you are dealing with is by no means a guarantee that they will treat you fairly. Why? Because to your insurance company, your uninsured claim is all about business, that is, giving you the business! Insurance companies do two things – collect premiums, and pay claims, and the difference between these two things is called their profit. You may be a loyal customer, paying your premiums every year, but when it comes time to file a claim, it’s not uncommon for the insurance company to do what is in its own best interest, which is trying to save money by not offering a fair settlement. It is important that you do not attempt to negotiate with your insurance company directly because their adjusters are trained to try and pay out the smallest possible settlement under the particular facts of the case.
North Carolina and South Carolina lawmakers take road safety very seriously, and they recognize that hit-and-run offenses are among the most serious of all car accidents. Yet, some people leave the scene of an accident they have caused without stopping to check whether someone has been injured, or even killed. Much like the insurance companies, they are concerned only for themselves. In cases such as this, the injured party or their families should contact an experienced team of lawyers for hit-and-run accident victims. The attorneys at Tippens & Zurosky know there simply is no excuse for leaving an accident scene, and they will fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, permanent injuries, scarring, and pain and suffering. If you find yourself the victim of a hit-and-run, be sure to be represented by an accomplished hit-and-run attorney who will evaluate the facts, review all insurance policies, and file the claims on your behalf. At Tippens & Zurosky, we represent hit-and-run victims in pursuit of the maximum in compensation from all available sources.
Tippens & Zurosky Can Help
If you have been in a hit-and-run accident only to be left injured and confused about how you will cover your injuries financially, contact us today. The Law Offices of Tippens & Zurosky represents injured citizens of North Carolina and South Carolina in their quest to get just compensation. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve for injuries that weren’t your fault. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation at 704-343-0018. We will review the facts of your case, determine which course of action is most appropriate, and answer all of your questions.