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Is there compensation available in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident?

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Yes, there are damages available for hit-and-run victims; however, these types of collisions do present their own set of challenges. For this reason, it is critical to speak with a knowledgeable Peachtree accident attorney so that you can understand the legal challenges of accidents and injuries caused from drivers who left the scenes of accidents.

If the driver is found, he or she will face criminal charges and a victim can pursue a claim against that driver for damages. However, if the driver is never found, your own insurance company may cover your damages. Some standard auto insurance policies cover for damages caused by hit-and-run drivers, but other policies require uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage in order to ensure that damages in this type of event are recoverable.

It is important to note that just because your own insurance carrier may compensate you for your damages, it doesn’t mean that they will give you all to which you are entitled. They are, after all, a business looking to make money. It is important to have someone in your corner to defend you and represent your interests to make sure you receive a fair settlement offer that will pay for your medical bills and lost wages. Additionally, if your loved one died in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident in Georgia, you will need to get compensated for funeral costs, future lost wages, and more.

Contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith for more information and to find out your rights to compensation here at (770) 487-8999 for a free consultation today.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia