Who do I hold liable if a hit-and-run driver caused my car accident in Fairmont?

If a hit and run driver caused your car accident, the hit and run driver is held liable. You should make all attempts to identify the driver. If there were any witnesses, they may be of help. After speaking to the police, you should call a Fairmont car accident attorney for help. 

You should give the police officer information about the car’s description, such as: 

  • make;
  • model;
  • color;
  • any other identifying marks you can think of, like bumper stickers; and
  • license number, or even part of it, that will help authorities track down the car and driver. 

 

Unfortunately, some hit and run drivers are never located. In addition, they often leave the scene because they lack insurance, so recovering any compensation from them is next to impossible. However, all is not lost. You may be able to recover compensation form your insurance company. 

Contact your insurance agent after the hit and run accident and explain the situation. If you have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, you are covered in cases of hit and run accidents. You should be able to recover compensation for medical bills and lost wages. You may be able to receive compensation for pain and suffering as well. 

If you were a victim of a hit and run accident, you need legal help. Hit and run laws and penalties vary by state, so it helps to have an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer on your side. Contact a Fairmont car accident attorney from the Miley Legal Group. Their legal staff has more than 15 years of experience and is dedicated to personal injury victims. They also offer a free book called The 7 Biggest Mistakes that will Wreck your West Virginia Accident Case. Contact them today at (304) 931-4088.

Tim Miley
Injury Lawyer, Author, & Owner of The Miley Legal Group