San Fernando Valley
Hit and Run Attorney
Car Accident Lawyer Serving the San Fernando Valley and Southern California
If a driver flees the scene of an accident, whether it was a car accident,
truck accident, bicycle accident or a
pedestrian accident, it is referred to as a hit and run. If you or a loved one has been involved
in a hit and run accident, you are not alone. Unfortunately, the number
of hit and run fatalities has increased by 19% from 1999 to 2001. In California,
there are approximately 300 people killed every year as a result of hit
and run accidents. This is a disturbing trend that California law enforcement
officials are cracking down on. If you have been injured in a hit and
run accident, my firm can help you seek full compensation for any emotional,
physical and financial damages that you experienced.
Speak with a San Fernando Valley personal injury lawyer from my firm today to see about maximizing your
Recovering Compensation in Hit & Run Accidents
Did you know that there are at least 1 million unlicensed drivers in the
Unites States? This means that there are drivers out there with nothing
to lose. When an unlicensed driver gets into an accident, many times they
will flee because they are afraid to face the strict legal penalties.
Although it can be very difficult to recover restitution from a driver
with an unknown identity, you should not lose hope. With the proper legal
support, you may be able to obtain positive results. In cases like this,
you will need a
car accident lawyer to help you get full compensation for any damages. Whether you
were hit by an uninsured driver, underinsured driver or a hit and run
driver, you are entitled to restitution under the law.
When the negligent driver at fault for the accident is unknown and has
not been found, you may be able to be compensated through what is called
uninsured motorist coverage, or UM. Not many people are aware that over
85% of auto insurance policies include uninsured motorist protection.
In cases where the injury victim does not own a vehicle or carry UM insurance,
they may be covered under the policy of a family member. In hit and run
accidents, it does not matter if you were the driver, a passenger, a bicyclist,
or a pedestrian- that should not affect your ability to recover compensation.
You have rights under the California Uninsured Motorist Law and my firm
can inform you of those rights and explain all of the legal options available to you.
Hit and Run Accident Claims in California
I, Attorney Joel Parker, will work alongside you and help you with the
financial recovery process. Many clients who come to me are worried that
they will not receive medical coverage or receive money to repair or replace
their vehicle. My firm will thoroughly analyze your insurance policy and
will find ways to seek the full amount of restitution that you need to
cover the damages. Leaving the scene of an accident in California is a
crime. Hit and run drivers can be held responsible for paying for any
medical costs, lost wages, as well as restitution for any pain and suffering
the victim endured.
Let my firm help you track down the driver at fault so justice can be served.
I have 40 years of experience handling
personal injury claims and I know what it takes to obtain a favorable outcome. My firm
has been successful in recovering over $65 million in settlements and
verdicts for past clients. When you work with my firm, you will only
pay attorney fees if I am successful in obtaining compensation for your case.
Contact my injury law firm today to talk with a San Fernando Valley car accident attorney about your
hit and run case.