Hit and Run Accident Lawyer Washington DC
Washington DC car accidents happen every day and often are caused by drivers behaving in a negligent or reckless manner. Drivers may sometime flee the scene of an accident without producing their license and insurance information. That is considered to be a “hit and run” and may carry criminal charges.
If you have been injured by a hit-and-run driver, what should you do besides calling the police? Reach out to The Abelson Law Firm and contact us online. We take car accidents very seriously and we are ready to help with a free initial consultation. We understand your legal rights and can help you obtain any insurance coverage you may be entitled to.
Dealing with car accidents caused by hit and run drivers or uninsured drivers can be especially frustrating. An uninsured driver is someone who does not have any insurance, had insurance that did not meet state-mandated minimum liability requirements. A hit-and-run driver is considered to be uninsured. Drivers may also be underinsured, which means that they had insurance that met minimum legal requirements, but did not have liability limits high enough to pay for the damage caused by the accident.
The Insurance Research Council estimates that roughly one out of every six drivers may be driving uninsured by 2010. That’s about 16 percent of the U.S. population. If you have been involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver, you may be able to claim damages under your own insurance policy. Uninsured motorist (UM) coverage pays for your injuries when someone with no insurance causes an accident or when you are struck by a hit-and-run driver. Underinsured motorist (UIM) kicks in when someone else causes an accident but does not have enough insurance to cover all of your costs.
If you have been injured in a hit-and-run accident, you still have a chance for recovering monetary damages. Simply because you are unable to locate the person responsible for your accident does not mean that you are without options. A knowledgeable attorney can help you collect money from your insurance company for medical expenses, lost earnings, and possibly more.
At The Abelson Law Firm, we have over 35 years of experience with car accident claims, including uninsured motorist claims and underinsured motorist claims (UM / UIM claims). We will examine all avenues of recovery, including your uninsured motorist or underinsured motorist insurance. Contact the Washington DC hit and run attorneys of The Abelson Law Firm.