Hit-&-Run Accident in Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Petaluma, Ukiah, Clearlake, or surrounding areas?
Trying To Escape The Consequences
Sometimes people don’t like facing the consequences of their bad decisions. They don’t want to be held accountable for their own bad driving. Maybe they’ve been drinking, and don’t want their accident victim to find out they were intoxicated.
Whatever the reason, hit-&-run accidents have been on the rise, and there’s no worse feeling than being abandoned by the person who just wrecked that brand new car of yours. Instead of doing the right thing, you’ve now been left on the side of the road, with no idea who just ruined your day.
Fleeing the Scene of an Accident is a Crime
In California, when property damage or injury to another is involved, it is a crime to leave the scene of an accident without exchanging information with the other party. Despite this fact, it still happens. A lot. It’s unfair to you, your family, and the community you live in. And the real kicker is that while running away might seem to be the “easy way out”, most perpetrators are eventually caught. At that point, all they’ve done is make things worse for them, and easier for their victims.
Why, you might ask? Several reasons. First, people who commit those acts are usually not looked upon favorably by a jury, especially jurors drawn from the honest, hard-working communities of Santa Rosa; Rohnert Park; Windsor; or Lake/Mendocino Counties. Second, a hit-&-run accident usually allows the injured party to seek punitive damages. Those damages are above and beyond what a plaintiff can normally recover for their injuries, and they have proven to be a powerful bargaining tool in the hands of an accident attorney.
We Can Help You Even if You Don’t Know Who Caused the Accident
Hit-and-run accident victims usually have a hard time locating the person who wronged them. These difficulties can make prosecuting the injury claim seem impossible, and most people who are confronted with those feelings just give up.
We can help. Call our Santa Rosa office today, and let us use our connections with local private investigators to locate the person who caused the accident. And even if we can’t find the responsible party, we have had great success in helping our clients file injury claims against their own insurance carrier in such circumstances. Note that it won’t raise your insurance rates. These complicated areas of law require an experienced advocate, and you deserve nothing less in this important endeavor.
We Can Help You Get What You Deserve
We understand this process is new (and scary) for most accident victims. You’re in pain. Your car has been destroyed. Medical bills are piling up. The responsible party’s insurance company won’t even give you the time of day. Faced with such adversity, it’s no wonder injury claimants are often suckered into signing away their claims for pennies on the dollar.
Your injury claim requires the assistance of trained professionals, who know how to anticipate (and avoid) the roadblocks and obstacles the insurance industry will put between you and a fair settlement. We’ve been in the business for over thirty years, and have been helping North Bay residents get fair outcomes since 2000. If you don’t have the time, knowledge, or resources to take on the insurance companies, let us do it for you!
- Can’t come to our Santa Rosa office? We’ll come to you!
- In an isolated area? No problem — we can get your information over the phone, and process documents through fax or email.
- Not in the mood to talk over the phone? We understand. Just use the form below to send us an email, and someone will get back to you quickly!
- Accident leaving you broke? We advance all costs and fees until your case concludes, at no up-front cost to you.
- Worried about your insurance rates going up? Don’t be. If you didn’t cause the accident, our experience shows that your rates will not increase.
Would you like to know more? Call us, email us, or stop by our Santa Rosa office to discuss your accident claim today!
(Please be advised that the information contained on this webpage is for general purposes only, and that it is not meant to be legal advice specifically tailored to your case. This site is an advertisement for legal services, and nothing contained therein is meant to create any kind of attorney-client or other legal relationship between The Law Offices of Max G. Arnold and any member of the general public.)