Pennsylvania law requires that drivers stay at the scene when they are involved in a car accident involving property damage, personal injury, or death. Drivers must fulfill their duty to provide information and render aid.
Our Pennsylvania car accident lawyers at Marzzacco Niven & Associates can help if you or a family member were involved in a hit-and-run accident. Our personal injury attorneys have over 120 years of combined experience handling car accident claims.
Call our law office today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Pennsylvania accident attorneys. Learn more about how we can help you recover compensation for your damages after a hit & run accident in Pennsylvania.
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How Our Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyers Help You With an Accident Claim
Some drivers ignore the law and flee the scene of a car accident. Leaving the scene of an accident can result in a criminal charge for hit-and-run drivers. For the victim, a hit-and-run crash can result in substantial damages.
Our Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys fight to get you the money you need after a car wreck. When you hire Marzzacco Niven & Associates to handle your accident case, you can expect us to:
- Investigate the cause of the traffic accident to determine who is responsible for your damages
- File insurance claims and manage the claim with the insurance companies
- Document your damages and calculate the value of your injury claim
- Monitor the deadlines for filing claims and lawsuits under the statute of limitations
- Consult expert witnesses, as necessary, to build a strong case against the at-fault party
- Aggressively negotiate with the insurance company to recover a reasonable settlement for the claim
- Prepare to argue your case in court if the other parties refuse to negotiate in good faith
You do not have to battle the insurance company alone. Put our resources and considerable experience to work for you.
Contact our office now to request a free case evaluation. Our Pennsylvania car accident lawyers represent accident victims throughout Pennsylvania from our offices in Lebanon, Chambersburg, York, Wyomissing, Harrisburg, Carbondale, Carlisle, and Lancaster.
Why Do People Flee an Accident Scene?
A driver may fail to stop after a car accident for several reasons. Common reasons for hit-and-run accidents include:
- The person does not have the required Pennsylvania automobile insurance coverage
- A person does not have a valid driver’s license
- The driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- The person may have outstanding criminal warrants
- The vehicle may be stolen, or the driver is operating the vehicle without permission
A person may not stop at an accident scene because they are unaware that they caused a crash. Whatever the reason might be for leaving the scene of the accident, it is against traffic safety laws.
What Should You Do After a Pennsylvania Hit-and-Run Accident?
Call 911 to report the accident and request assistance. Give the emergency operator as much information about the hit-and-run vehicle as possible, including the vehicle’s color, make, model, and license plate number.
Wait for law enforcement officers to arrive. Seek medical attention for your injuries as soon as possible. Even though the other driver may have fled the accident scene, you still need to document your injuries for an insurance claim.
Can I Recover Compensation for a Hit-and-Run Accident?
Law enforcement officers investigate hit-and-run accidents. If they identify the hit-and-run driver, the driver could be held financially liable for your damages. If the driver has car insurance, you may receive compensation from the insurance company. If not, you might want to consider suing the driver for damages.
You may also be entitled to compensation under your uninsured motorist coverage. Uninsured motorist insurance policies typically cover hit-and-run accidents. Y
- Cost of medical treatment and care
- Pain and suffering
- Cost of nursing care and personal care
- Emotional and mental distress
- Loss of income and benefits
- Future lost wages and reduced earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life and reduced quality of life
- Impairments, disfigurement, and disability
Even though you do not know who the driver is that hit your car, you still must prove that the accident was not your fault to recover damages for an uninsured motorist claim.
Proving causation and negligence may be challenging after a hit-and-run crash. However, having an experienced legal team to gather evidence and handle the insurance claim can improve your chance of winning your case.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Pennsylvania Car Accident Lawyers
Being involved in a hit-and-run accident can be stressful and overwhelming. Our legal team handles all matters related to the accident claim so that you can focus on your recovery.
Please call our office at (717) 231-1640 or reach out to us online to schedule a free case review. With offices in Harrisburg, York, Carlisle, Lebanon, Lancaster, Carbondale, Wyomissing, and Chambersburg, we are here to help you when you need trusted legal advice and guidance after a car accident.