Colorado law requires drivers involved in car accidents to remain at the scene of the accident, regardless of fault. If the identity of a driver who leaves the scene of an accident is discovered, the driver will likely face criminal charges. The Colorado Springs hit and run accident lawyers at The Fang Law Firm know that criminal charges serve to punish the driver, but those charges don’t help others who suffered injuries in the accident.
When you are involved in a hit and run accident, you may still have potential recovery options. You might have a claim against the driver if his or her identity is later discovered. In other cases, you might have a claim with your own insurance company for uninsured motorist coverage, or against a third-party who caused or contributed to the accident.
Our Colorado Springs car accident lawyers have represented injured clients in all types of car accidents, including hit and run claims. Our dedicated group of hit and run accident attorneys is fully committed to every case that they take on, and they pursue maximum compensation for every client.
Our hit and run accident attorneys in Colorado Springs are flexible and will meet with you in person or over the phone to discuss your accident and evaluate your case. Client communication is a hallmark of our practice, and we promise to return all client phone calls within 24 hours.
We have extensive experience negotiating settlements with insurance companies and achieving trial awards for their injured clients. We know that insurance companies frequently deny claims or reduce settlement values in an effort to save money. Our attorneys are familiar with defense tactics, and they fight for their clients’ right to a full and fair recovery. Our attorneys will recover compensation for your medical bills, property damage, and lost wages.
Car accidents are stressful, especially when you sustain serious injuries and damages. Not knowing the at-fault driver’s identity adds even more stress to car accident cases. As mentioned above, even if you do not know who the other driver is, you may still have recovery options. Our personal injury attorneys in Colorado Springs will investigate your accident and work with police, gather the police report, witnesses, and others to help discover the other driver’s identity.
Once you have learned the driver’s identity, we can help you pursue your claim against the driver and his or her insurance company. If you do not find out the driver’s identity, we can look to your insurance company for uninsured motorist coverage. Even though you are dealing with your own insurance company, they will usually try to settle your claim for as little as possible. Our Colorado Springs hit and run accident lawyers will negotiate with your insurance company and take your case to trial if necessary.
We can also help you pursue a claim against a third party that caused or contributed to your accident. For example, if a dangerous road condition caused the other driver to hit your car, you may have a claim against a municipality for negligent road maintenance. Or if a third party driver ran a stop sign causing the hit and run driver to swerve and strike your vehicle, you may have a claim against the third party driver who ran the stop sign.
If you have sustained serious injuries in a hit and run accident in Colorado Springs, contact The Fang Law Firm to schedule a free consultation. We will go over the facts of your case and review your potential recovery options. If someone caused your injuries, you have the right to pursue compensation. At The Fang Law Firm, we can help.