According to statistics from AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, more than 10% of all crashes police respond to involve an at-fault driver who leaves the scene. Not only is fleeing the scene of an accident a crime, it is a show of disrespect to those who suffered injuries as a result. At the Law Offices of Edward A. Shamis, Jr., J.D., P.C., we believe that hit and run accident victims deserve justice, and we help you fight to get it.
Seeking damages from a hit and run accident is often no different than for any other type of car accident. Cameras and witnesses more often than not identify the fleeing at-fault driver, allowing you to pursue compensation from their insurance provider.
In the event that the hit and run driver is never identified, you may seek damages against a “phantom vehicle” through your own uninsured motorist coverage.
For most hit and run accident claim, victims are eligible to recover:
Additional compensation may be possible if the hit and run accident resulted in a fatality.
At-fault drivers of hit and run accidents may be held accountable by the State of Louisiana in a criminal case, but justice served through the criminal courts do not help you financially recover. To get the compensation to which you may be entitled, you need the help of an experienced personal injury attorney.
The Law Offices of Edward A. Shamis, Jr., J.D., P.C. in Slidell has more than 45 years of experience handling personal injury cases exclusively. We provide the aggressive representation it takes to get maximum recovery. You do not pay legal fees unless you collect recovery. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case today.