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Hit And Run

Have you been hurt by a hit and run driver? It happens all the time and it’s terrible! Why do deadbeats hit and run? It’s usually one of these two reasons: they’re driving impaired, drunk or under the influence, Or they don’t have any auto insurance. It’s criminal, immoral and infuriating that someone would hurt you or a loved one, and take off.

The good news is that you own insurance coverage protects you, up to the limits of your policy, for harm done to you by a hit and run motorist. Medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages are covered, if you are the victim of a hit and run driver.

Hit and Run claims have different procedures for resolution from cases where a person is hit by a known car with insurance. When you call us at Mannis Law, we will immediately begin protecting you and your claim. We have long and vast experience with hit and run cases with every insurance company, from the biggest to the rinkiest of the dinkiest. In the end, we’ve collected settlements from every one of them. Millions.

I’ll be glad to give you an overview of how the claim will proceed, the steps along the way and a timeline for bringing your case to a swift close. We’re aggressive on hit and run cases, I move them quickly and for all the compensation you’re entitled to. Call Mannis Law for a free and no obligation consultation today.

Hit & Run Injury Claims In Cook County, Illinois

Hit & Run Injury Claims In Cook County, Illinois The following article will cover:

  • Common serious injuries and compensation in hit and run accidents.
  • Steps to take after being a victim of a hit and run accident.
  • The role of a personal injury lawyer in hit and run cases.

How Common Are Hit And Run Accidents In Illinois?

Hit and run accidents are unfortunately quite common in Illinois. Drivers may flee the scene for various reasons, such as driving a stolen car, lacking insurance or a driver’s license, or being under the influence of alcohol or drugs. These actions are criminal, and when caught, the responsible party will face consequences.

What Are Some Of The Common Serious Injuries That Result From Hit And Run Accidents?

Hit and run accidents can lead to severe injuries and damages, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages due to time off work
  • Temporary or permanent disability
  • Disruption of daily life activities
  • Vehicle damage
  • And more…

These accidents can even result in fatalities. It is crucial to have adequate insurance coverage, specifically uninsured motorist protection, to safeguard yourself and your passengers in the event of a hit and run collision.

Is It Possible To Recover Compensation For My Injuries If The Driver Who Hit Me Left The Scene On That?

Yes, you can still be fully compensated if the hit and run driver is never identified. In such cases, your insurance company will assume the role of the at-fault driver’s insurer. Your uninsured motorist coverage will cover the damages caused by the hit and run.

What Should I Do If I’m The Victim Of A Hit And Run Accident?

If you are a hit and run victim, it is crucial to:

  1. Contact a lawyer immediately to ensure proper communication with your insurance company.
  2. Initiate an investigation to identify the hit and run driver, if possible.
  3. Begin your medical treatment promptly to aid your recovery and provide evidence for your case.

Can I Still Pursue A Personal Injury Claim If The Driver Who Caused The Accident Fled The Scene?

Yes, you can pursue a personal injury claim through your uninsured motorist coverage. It is advisable to have at least $100,000 in coverage to ensure full compensation. The process is generally more streamlined and efficient, as hit and run cases often go through private arbitration rather than court trials.

What If The At Fault Driver Is Never Found?

If the at-fault driver is never found, your insurance company will still be responsible for compensating you based on your policy. Should the driver be identified later, they may face criminal charges, loss of driving privileges, and liability to reimburse your insurance company for the compensation you received.

How Can A Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me With My Hit And Run Case?

A personal injury lawyer can guide you through the process by:

  1. Collecting essential documentation such as police reports, photos, and insurance information.
  2. Ensuring you receive appropriate medical care and treatment.
  3. Building a strong case with the evidence gathered to represent you effectively.

As a hit and run victim, your primary focus should be on your recovery, while your attorney handles the legal aspects of your case. For more information on Hit & Run Injury Claims In Cook County, Illinois, an initial consultation is your next best step.

Michael Mannis - Experienced Personal Injury Attorney - Chicago, IL

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