Successfully Handling Accident Claims
Not everyone is brave enough to face the consequences of their bad decisions. The pressure of being held accountable for something as serious as a car accident may be too much for some people to handle. Perhaps the person responsible is under the influence at the time of the collision and flees to avoid the risk of a DUI charge. Whatever the reason may be, hit-and-run accidents have been on the rise and there is no feeling worse than being hit by someone and then seeing them drive away.
FLEEING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT IS A CRIME
In the state of California, it is considered a crime to leave the scene of an accident before exchanging information with the other person involved. Even though the charges of this crime are serious, it still happens a lot. This experience is unfair to you, and even though fleeing the scene seems like the easiest way to avoid consequences, most perpetrators are eventually caught. At this point, all they’ve done is make things worse for themselves, which in turn provides you with some advantages.
Quite a few things become easier for you at this point, such as:
- People facing hit-and-run charges are not usually looked upon favorably by a jury
- The victim is often allowed to seek punitive damages that are more than
what the plaintiff can usually recover for their injuries
While no one ever wants to be involved in a hit-and-run, these benefits have proven to be a powerful bargaining tool in the hands of our resourceful legal team.
WE CAN HELP YOU GET WHAT YOU DESERVE
It may seem impossible to locate the person responsible for the hit-and-run, but our Santa Rosa car accident attorney can help. At The Law Offices of Max G. Arnold, we can use the connections that we have with local private investigators to help locate the criminal. 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.
It is important to know that this won’t raise your insurance rates. These complex areas of the law are better handled by an experienced firm. Our knowledgeable lawyer can advocate for you.
It can be extremely difficult to face the tough insurance industry while trying to recover from a hit-and-run incident. Our Santa Rosa personal injury attorney is well-practiced and can provide you with everything that you need to get you up and going again, and with a fair settlement to help you pay off those medical bills that have been piling up.
Whether you are broke, busy, or incapable of visiting our office, we can still help. The Law Offices of Max G. Arnold can work with you to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve for a hit-and-run accident.
Reach out to our dedicated firm for the legal assistance that you need. Contact us at to schedule your free case evaluation.