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Hit and Run Accident Attorney

Hit and Run Accident AttorneyDefendants who cause an automobile accident and then flee the scene are frequently fleeing the scene because they are drunk or under the influence of some illegal drug or other substance. Such hit and run accidents require immediate attention and investigation to gather the evidence and to preserve your rights for compensation in civil damages. Defendants who flee the scene frequently are uninsured have an insurance policy that provides the minimum liability coverage limits allowed by California law.

If you have been a victim of a hit and run accident, it is important that you immediately contact an attorney. When the driver of the vehicle involved is known, background searches and checks can be conducted to determine whether the defendant was insured. Time is crucial in locating an unknown driver because the driver might be identified by looking at surveillance tapes or other investigative techniques to help police or your attorney locate the defendant driver in a hit and run accident. Surveillance tapes are frequently erased after a brief period of time and evidence is lost.

In order to preserve your rights to pursue an uninsured motorist claim with your own automobile insurance carrier, you are required to take special steps to notify the police and your insurance carrier of the accident. Most policies have special deadlines by which the notification to the police and the insurance carrier must be met, or you can lose your right to coverage. Where the hit and run defendant is identified and it is determined that the defendant’s insurance is insufficient to fully compensate you for your damages, you are entitled to pursue a claim with your own automobile insurance company for underinsured motorist benefits. Special rules apply in the uninsured or underinsured motorist setting that require you to retain an attorney with knowledge in handling personal injury matters as well as knowledge in areas of insurance coverage and benefits.

Rocky K. Copley has been assisting victims of hit and run accidents for over three decades. He is there to assist you in evaluating your case and presenting your case in a proper fashion to a judge, jury or arbitrator. Please contact Rocky K. Copley for a free initial consultation today.

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