Chicago Hit and Run Accident Attorney
Hit and Run Accidents in Chicago
Hit and run accidents happen when a driver strikes another vehicle or a pedestrian and flees the scene without leaving any contact information or ensuring the safety of any injured people at the scene. In most states, leaving the scene of an accident is a felony if it involves injury. In other states, the person responsible for the collision might have to pay additional damages to the plaintiff for leaving the scene.
If you or a loved one were injured in a hit and run accident, let us help. Leonard Law Group is dedicated to helping plaintiffs with serious personal injuries seek compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage. Let us see how we can help you.
Get your case started by calling us at (312) 487-2513 or filling out our online form today.
What to do After a Hit and Run Accident
If you are hit by a driver who has since fled the scene, you can’t take legal action unless the police find the driver responsible for the crash. This might be easy in a high-traffic area, where there may be street cameras or multiple witnesses to the vehicle. However, if you are the only witness, you may have been too disoriented to catch the license plate number or much detail about the car itself.
If the police do find the driver, you can file a lawsuit against his or her car insurance. However, if he or she fled the scene because he or she lacks insurance, you might have a harder time seeking compensation. If you were struck by an uninsured or underinsured driver, you could file a lawsuit against the person to compensate you for your injury.
Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage
All car insurance policies will offer coverage for underinsured and uninsured motorists. The state of Illinois requires all drivers to purchase coverage with limits equal to their Bodily Injury Liability Coverage limits unless they select lower limits in writing. This type of insurance will cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and property damage if the person who struck you doesn’t have enough or any insurance coverage. However, these cases can be complicated. Having the assistance of a skilled personal injury attorney will make the process run much more smoothly.
Call Our Skilled Hit and Run Accident Lawyers Today
If you want to discuss the circumstances of your case with an experienced Chicago hit and run attorney, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We understand this may be a stressful and challenging time for you and your family. Treatment, recovery, and legal claims for a car accident injury can be overwhelming, especially if the injury has taken a huge toll on your energy levels. If you find yourself in this situation, it is important to enlist the help of a skilled and determined lawyer. Leonard Law Group can offer you dedicated attorneys who have decades of collective legal experience to offer your case.
Over the years we have established a track record of success by representing more than 7,500 individuals and winning more than $500 million for our clients in settlements and verdicts. Whether your claim has been denied by the insurance company or you’re seeking to sue the hit and run driver in civil court for compensation, we can help.
Contact us at (312) 487-2513 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case consultation with a Chicago hit and run lawyer today.