After a hit-and-run accident, many victims think there is no solution and are left to deal with the damage on their own. These victims do not contact a Philadelphia car accident attorney because they do not think we can help. Even after a hit-and-run accident, you have legal options. One of the biggest concerns accident victims have is how they will pay for medical expenses and property damage. A car accident can quickly bankrupt a person. Even in a hit-and-run accident, it is possible to recover compensation for your economic damages; it is more challenging but not impossible.
Represent you through your claim
There is a mountain of paperwork and procedures your Philadelphia car accident attorney will handle to obtain compensation for your damages. When accident victims try to take these cases independently, it can be challenging to keep up with deadlines and file documents correctly. However, an experienced firm has the resources and staff necessary to keep up with these deadlines. While you focus on recovering medically from the accident, Kwartler Manus, LLC will handle the administrative work.
If the culprit is found, there is other paperwork to worry about. We will now have an insurance company to file a claim against. You do not need to worry about handling insurance claims on your own since that is what a Philadelphia car accident attorney is here for. While most cases resolve before filing a lawsuit, the possibility always exists of litigation. Upon hiring Kwartler Manus, LLC, we commit to representing you through the entire car accident claim. Our attorneys and staff will advise you and update you on the claim's status.
Search for evidence
The key to any injury claim is evidence. Since the negligent driver did not stay on the scene, you might assume there is no evidence. However, a Philadelphia car accident attorney can gather the following evidence and potentially find the missing driver:
- Accident report
- Traffic camera footage
- Witness statements
- Neighborhood camera footage
All of the evidence we gather will show that the other party was negligent, their negligence caused your injury, and the extent of your injuries. Do not fret when you are in a hit-and-run accident. Stay calm, take pictures of the scene and write down any pertinent information regarding the car and the driver. After an accident, you will have a more successful claim if you follow these steps.
Recover compensation upon finding the driver
Recovering compensation after a hit and run accident is challenging compared to a car accident where the driver stays on the scene. When the police find the culprit, the process defaults to a regular car accident. Essentially you will work with your Philadelphia car accident attorney to file a personal injury lawsuit and request financial compensation for your damages. The process will involve the other party's car insurance company. The driver will also likely face additional penalties for leaving the scene of an accident. You will be eligible for compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning potential
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Once the driver is found, the process is smoother for you and your Philadelphia car accident attorney.
Help when the driver disappears
Insurance companies in Pennsylvania offer uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage options. You can file an independent insurance claim with your insurance company when you opt for this coverage. The one instance where this is impossible is if you sign a rejection of uninsured motorist protection upon purchasing your policy. The process for garnering compensation through an uninsured motorist claim is complex, and you will need a Philadelphia car accident attorney to help guide you through the legal complexities. When authorities cannot locate the driver, the compensation process changes.
Contact a Philadelphia car accident attorney today
After a Philly hit and run accident, gather as much information as possible and contact Kwartler Manus, LLC. We know how to handle the complex legal issues that arise from these kinds of accidents and others. Call us at (267) 214-8608 or use our online form to discuss your options.