A hit and run accident is a motor vehicle accident involving at least one vehicle where the at-fault driver leaves the scene of the accident before police arrive and without providing their insurance or contact information. A hit and run accident can happen after a car crashes into a parked car, another moving vehicle, a pedestrian or cyclist.
What is a pedestrian hit and run accident?
A pedestrian hit and run accident is one where a vehicle crashes into a pedestrian and then flees the scene of the accident without leaving contact information and before police arrive.
There are many reasons that someone may flee the scene of an accident, but regardless of the reason, you will want to pursue a settlement. If the driver who fled the scene is never identified, you may need to file a claim under your uninsured motorist coverage or your Personal Injury Protection (PIP). Your insurance company will be able to tell you your options.
When a hit and run crash causes debilitating injuries, you may be entitled to a bigger settlement than your car insurance company is offering. We have the skills and experience to handle the plaintiff’s personal injury case from interviewing witnesses, gathering documents, negotiation, and pre-litigation to court trial if necessary. We provide FREE case evaluations, home and hospital visits, and no attorney fees unless you recover damages. Do not delay, contact the most experienced practicing car accident attorney Bellingham has today! There is a statute of limitations on filing your traffic accident injury claim.
Since 1979, the Bellingham accident lawyers at Tario & Associates, P.S. have helped thousands of injured people in Bellingham and throughout Whatcom County to receive fair compensation and just treatment for their injuries. We have the resources, experience, and knowledge necessary to represent our car crash clients. Our network of well-regarded specialists in accident reconstruction, psychology, and engineering serves as an invaluable resource when determining liability and calculating the severity and the costs related to your personal injury. With the Tario & Associates, P.S. Bellingham injury lawyers on your side, you will have the experience and knowledge you need to win and receive fair compensation for your accident.
If you need help with a traffic accident claim, you can count on our Bellingham car accident lawyers. Reviews from some of Tario & Associates, P.S. satisfied car accident clients:
Mr. Tario represented me in a personal injury case against Allstate Ins. Co. After the accident I tried to resolve the injury claim with Allstate ins. co. . Their response was totally unacceptable. At that time I contacted Mr. Tario and asked him to represent me. What a perfect choice! Mr. Tario and his associates worked hard in my behalf and I was awarded an amount well over the policy limit. If I ever need legal assistance again, there is only one choice…..Tario & Associates. – Michael
I highly recommend Tario & Associates to help you if you are in a car accident. I was rear ended & Michael Tario made sure the responsible parties insurance company paid.
Mr. Tario did an excellent job handling my recent auto accident claim. He was quite easy to talk and work with. He explained the process and then kept us up to date on what was happening as it went along. He negotiated a satisfactory settlement with a minimum of stress for us. We would highly recommend him. – Lyle
How do I know if I should pursue a personal injury claim for my hit and run accident?
The only way to know if you have a case is to meet with one of our experienced personal injury associates for a FREE consultation. A dedicated car accident lawyer at Tario & Associates, P.S. will walk you through your claim and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Should I work with my insurance company to settle my auto accident claim?
An insurance adjuster works for the insurance company, not you. If your insurance company has already presented you with a proposed settlement, you need to know whether it is fair, if your claim is worth more, or if you should hire an attorney to force the insurance company to pay you the full and fair compensation you deserve. During your initial free consultation, we can help you determine the best way to proceed. It is not unusual for our attorneys to be able to achieve monetary recoveries five to twenty times what an insurance company has offered.
How much do I have to pay to pursue a hit and run accident claim?
There are no upfront costs or fees paid by our clients to pursue an injury claim; we provide representation on a contingency fee basis for personal injury cases. While you will not incur any attorney fees if you do not win your case, Washington State law requires clients to reimburse the law firm for out-of-pocket expenses. Our firm advances out-of-pocket costs for our injury clients and does not require our clients to pay any of these costs up front. When cases are concluded with a monetary recovery, our firm is repaid for the out-of-pocket costs we have advanced with a percentage of the settlement.
If you or a loved one was injured in a hit and run accident, contact a car accident attorney as soon as you are able. The injury lawyer can discuss your legal rights, and may be able to help you recover damages.