What to Do After a Hit and Run Accident
At the Ramey Law Firm, PLLC, serving Dallas, TX, and surrounding areas, we have represented clients involved in hit and run accidents. Here, we advise people on what they should do if their loved one has been seriously injured in a hit and run accident. Taking timely action and knowing what to do after a hit and run accident can play an important part in protecting the victim’s well-being and future by obtaining appropriate compensation from the responsible party.
Hire a Lawyer
There are several reasons why hiring a lawyer after a hit and run accident can be beneficial:
Protect your legal rights
A lawyer can help protect your legal rights and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. They can advise you on your legal options and help you navigate the legal process.
Investigate the accident
An attorney can help investigate the accident and gather evidence, such as witness statements, surveillance footage, and police reports. This evidence can be used to establish liability and help you build a strong case.
Negotiate with insurance companies
If you have been injured in a hit and run accident, you may be entitled to compensation from your own insurance company. However, insurance companies may try to offer you a low settlement or deny your claim altogether. A lawyer can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure that you receive a fair settlement.
Represent you in court
If your case goes to court, a lawyer from our Dallas firm can represent you and advocate for your interests. They can present evidence and arguments on your behalf, cross-examine witnesses, and challenge the evidence presented by the other side.
Take Photos of Injuries
Taking photos immediately after the injury and throughout the recovery process can be used as evidence. While an attorney will gather as much evidence as possible, the victim and the victim’s family can also play a critical role in preserving evidence.
Attend All Medical Appointments
Documenting your injuries, as well as their causes, is also an important aspect of any personal injury case. By attending all medical appointments, you can help us have as much evidence as possible about the extent of your injuries and how they have affected your ability to perform tasks and your overall quality of life. After an injury, medical appointments may be scheduled with neurosurgeons, reconstructive surgeons, psychologists, physical therapists, and other medical professionals.
Maintain Evidence of Costs Associated with the Injury
Be sure to work with your attorney and medical providers to obtain invoices and receipts for all medical costs associated with your injury. In addition, keep track of time off work, transportation costs, and any other expenses associated with your injuries.
Contact Our Attorneys
To find out if you should file a lawsuit for your hit and run case, contact Ramey Law Firm in Dallas today. Call us at (972) 437-5577 or send us a message online.