Were you injured in a hit & run accident in Lancaster, PA? Even if you don’t know who’s responsible for your car accident, you could still be entitled to compensation for your injuries. You may have coverage under your own insurance policy. Or, there may be other responsible parties who need to be held accountable.
Don’t think that you are stuck with paying for the high cost of a hit-and-run accident on your own. The Lancaster hit and run accidents lawyers at Marzzacco Niven & Associates can help. We’ll help identify your options for recovering compensation after your accident. Call our Lancaster, PA law office today for a free case evaluation at (717) 616-2954.
How Marzzacco Niven & Associates Can Help After an Accident in Lancaster
We know emotions are running high after a hit-and-run crash. You have every right to be angry that someone would leave you injured on the side of the road. Rest assured that they’ll be facing criminal charges if they’re found. In the meantime, let our aggressive advocates fight for the compensation you deserve.
Marzzacco Niven & Associates has recovered tens of millions of dollars in life-changing settlements and verdicts for victims of preventable accidents. Our commitment to winning the maximum award for our clients has earned members of our legal team recognition as Super Lawyers, the Best Lawyers in America, and National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40.
When you hire our injury attorneys in Lancaster, we’ll:
- Thoroughly investigate the accident scene to look for evidence that could help us find the responsible party
- Interview witnesses and review traffic camera footage to try to identify potentially liable parties
- Work with your doctors to get a clear picture of the extent of your injuries and calculate damages accordingly
- Review your insurance policies to determine all potential sources of compensation
- Handle all claims and settlement discussions with insurance companies on your behalf
We won’t sugar coat it—the responsible party may never be found. But, you still have options. We look for every possible source of compensation so you’re not left with the financial consequences of someone else’s selfishness.
Contact us today in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to schedule a free consultation with a Lancaster car accident lawyer.
What is a Hit and Run Accident?
A hit and run accident happens when someone involved in a crash flees the scene before leaving their contact information or rendering aid. Hit and runs are illegal in Pennsylvania.
Under Pennsylvania law, any driver involved in an accident resulting in injury, death, or property damage must exchange contact and insurance information with others involved in the accident. If the driver is unable to provide this information, other occupants of the vehicle should give as much information as possible.
If the driver who fled the scene is found, they may face criminal charges in addition to liability for your injuries.
Why Do Drivers Leave the Scene of an Accident?
There are lots of reasons for hit-and-runs. People may simply panic. But there’s usually more at play.
Drivers may flee an accident scene because:
- They were under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- They have an outstanding warrant
- They don’t have a legal immigration status
- They were in the process of committing another crime
- They were in a stolen car
- They have a suspended or revoked license
- They don’t have insurance
Whatever the reason, it’s never a good decision. It’s always worse for everyone involved. If they get caught, they’ll face criminal penalties in addition to civil liability. And it presents roadblocks for injured victims.
How Do I Get Compensation from a Hit & Run Accident in Pennsylvania?
Depending on what kind of insurance you have, you may be able to file a claim right away with your own insurance company.
You can bet that we’ll leave no stone unturned when trying to locate the person who left the scene of the accident. We work closely with the police and monitor the progress of their investigation. If we find the culprit, then we’ll be able to proceed with holding them responsible—whether that’s through filing a claim with their insurance company or by filing a personal injury lawsuit.
If they can’t be found, you may also have uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. You may know that it provides coverage if someone who hits you doesn’t have insurance (or doesn’t have enough), but it also provides coverage in a hit-and-run accident.
Insurance in PA is complicated, so it’s best to call us as soon as possible after your accident so that we can thoroughly evaluate all of your options. The person who left the scene may not have been the only liable party. There may be others involved in the accident who also need to pay their fair share.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Lancaster Hit and Run Accident Lawyers
Were you involved in a hit & run accident in Lancaster, PA? You still may be able to recover compensation even if the person who left you injured doesn’t do the right thing and come forward.
Marzzacco Niven & Associates has over 120+ years of collective legal experience—and a winning track record. We have the skill and experience to build the strongest case from what may seem like the most hopeless circumstances. Call today to see how we can help. Initial consultations are always free, so call now.