McAllen Hit & Run Accident Lawyers
Representing Victims of Hit & Run Drivers
A hit and run accident is a car accident that involves someone leaving the scene before they can be identified or before they exchange relevant insurance information. Hit and run accidents are easily one of the most frustrating types of motor vehicle accidents because they can leave victims with very few options to pursue compensation. But that doesn’t mean that you have no choices after being hurt by a hit and run driver.
If you were driving in McAllen when someone hit you before running away, then dial (956) 777-7700 immediately to speak with a McAllen hit and run accident attorney from Tijerina Legal Group, P.C. We are known throughout Texas for being a premier legal team that doesn’t back down from a fight. We are aggressive negotiators and litigators who will chase down every possible avenue in pursuit of compensation for you because it is not only our passion, but it is also the right thing to do.
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Can You Sue Someone for a Hit & Run?
You can sue anyone who hurts you due to their negligence, recklessness, or maliciousness. But how can you sue a hit and run driver if they escaped the scene before they were ever identified? It won’t be easy but it could be possible.
After a hit and run, call the police immediately and tell them as much as you can about the driver. They might be able to find them and place them under arrest. At that point, you can advance your case as if it was a typical car accident claim.
UM Insurance for Hit & Run Cases
Drivers who commit hit and runs are rarely found, though. Most of them get away with their crimes. Who do you sue at that point? If you have uninsured motorist insurance, then you won’t be suing anyone, but you will be filing against your auto insurance provider.
Uninsured motorist (UM) insurance kicks in when a driver hits you but does not have any insurance coverage to pay for your damages. Insurance companies often allow UM insurance for hit and run cases because there is effectively no difference between an unidentified motorist and one who has no insurance.
How Much Can You Get from a Hit & Run Case?
The value of your hit and run accident case will be limited to the coverage cap of your UM insurance policy, assuming you have UM insurance. It is optional to add UM coverage to most claims, so you might not have it. Check your policy now to see if you do.
UM insurance can provide coverage for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Vehicle repairs
You can also purchase UM insurance policies that pay for your pain and suffering damages. Again, you will have to check your policy to see what it is worth and how much you can get. If you aren’t sure how to interpret the details of your policy, our attorneys can help.
Hire an Attorney for Your Hit & Run Accident
Fighting an insurance company is not what you should be doing when you should be resting. But that is exactly what can happen if you try to handle your accident claim on your own. To save yourself the frustrations and headaches of managing a case alone, team up with our McAllen hit and run attorneys right away. With our help, you can also be confident that you are seeking the most damages possible and from the right sources.
Dial (956) 777-7700 to speak to a hit and run accident lawyer in McAllen.