It’s bad enough to be the person responsible for causing an accident that may have caused serious injury or even killed someone. But a person who flees the scene only compounds the tragedy for the injury victims left behind.
The Denver injury lawyers at Lonn Heymann Law Firm, P.C. are experienced in dealing with the consequences faced by victims involved in a hit and run crash. And we are prepared to exercise every available resource to fight for you and your legal rights.
A hit and run accident can present several unique challenges when attempting to seek justice for your injuries, or sadly, for a family member or loved one who has been killed due to someone else’s negligence. In-depth discovery and research may be required, and only the most highly trained team of experienced legal representatives will be able to bring case to a successful result on your behalf.
In some cases, when drivers are not found, it may be necessary to seek compensation for your injuries from your own insurance company. Unfortunately, a driver’s own insurance carrier is often not anymore cooperative than the insurance carrier of an at-fault driver.
Oftentimes, a hit and run occurs when a drunk driver causes an accident, and even in their impaired state they realize that staying at the scene will result in their arrest for DUI. Other instances may involve a driver without insurance, or whose license has been suspended or revoked for previous driving infractions.
In fleeing the scene, and leaving their victims behind, sometimes to die, they are risking serious prison time. An experienced Denver accident lawyer can assist you with understanding your legal rights and may even be able to help you navigate the criminal court system to ensure justice is served when the driver is apprehended.
Within the city of Denver, the number of hit-and-run accidents has fallen over the last 9 years, according to city reports. However, the number of hit-and-run accidents that are receiving follow up investigation is declining due to a focus on accidents in which specific “solvability factors” are present. Those factors include the availability of witnesses, a complete license plate number of the offender’s vehicle, the offender being known to the victim, and a complete and accurate description of the suspect vehicle.
Yet the emotional and financial well-being of the victims requires that these offenders are found and brought to justice. Hiring an experienced Denver accident attorney can help put pressure on law enforcement to find and arrest those responsible for these accidents.
A hit-and-run accident is a tragedy, but not having the proper legal representation can make matters even worse. If you or a loved one has been injured by a hit and run driver, call Lonn Heymann Law Firm, P.C. for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights.
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