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 injury claim.

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.

"It has always been my philosophy that the client's only job is to get better and my job is to handle everything else."

- Attorney Joel Parker

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