Hit-and-Run Accidents In Washington
A lawyer you can trust to protect your rights
Leaving the scene of a car accident that causes an injury is a serious crime in Washington, yet some motorists do so anyway. If you’re a victim of a hit-and-run driver, you may feel like you’re out of options. You have to deal with the injuries you’ve sustained without even knowing who is responsible.
There is hope, though, if you have a skilled and experienced hit-and-run accident lawyer on your side. Contact Richard Lewis Law, P.S. right away. Richard and his legal team will go to work to make sure your rights are protected.
You still have legal rights as a hit-and-run victim
Your legal options in the wake of a hit-and-run accident vary significantly depending on whether the hit-and-run driver is found. If the police are able to identify the driver, then you can file a claim with his or her insurance company, or file a lawsuit, just as you would after any other accident.
If the hit-and-run driver is never found, then you still have some options, depending on your insurance policy. Personal injury protection (PIP) will help with some of your medical expenses and lost wages. A driver who can’t be found is considered uninsured by default, so if you have uninsured motorist (UM) protection, you can file a claim with your own insurance company. UM claims can be surprisingly complex and difficult, and we can help you file your claim with your insurance company.
If you don’t have PIP or UM coverage, we still want to hear from you. We can review your insurance policy to see whether your carrier actually offered you these types of coverage, as required by state law. There may be other avenues of compensation we can pursue as well.
Take control of what happens next with an experienced attorney
After a hit-and-run, you don’t have to feel like you’re out of options, or at the insurance company’s mercy. Let attorney Richard E. Lewis help you find your voice. We’d be more than happy to meet with you for a free consultation and discuss your legal options. Contact us online or call 866-465-9098 today.