Do I Need a Lawyer for a Hit-and-Run?

When someone injures you in a car accident, you may need to get their insurance information and work with them to recover from your accident. But what if they hit you and leave? 

Some drivers may fail to stay at the scene of the accident when someone is injured, leaving them to possibly worsening conditions and other suffering. It’s also a crime to leave the scene of an accident without waiting for the police or exchanging insurance information. 

But do you need a lawyer to deal with a hit-and-run in Milwaukee? A lawyer at the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg can guide you through the reasons you may want a Milwaukee car accident lawyer on your side after a hit-and-run accident. 

Your Insurer May Not Be on Your Side 

When you’re hurt in a hit-and-run accident, you may have trouble recovering from the injuries and suffering you’ve experienced. Luckily, uninsured motorist coverage through your insurance company should cover yours, or the suffering you experienced because of the accident. This coverage should protect you up to $50,000 per accident and $25,000 per person. 

But even if you have the minimum coverage you need for these situations, the insurance company may not work with you. The insurance adjuster may claim you weren’t injured in the accident, for example, or they may lowball your settlement, offering you less than what your claim is worth. 

Even if you choose not to seek out and sue the at-fault driver, you may need a car accident lawyer to face your insurance company. A lawyer can negotiate or even take the company to court if it fails to act in good faith when dealing with your claim. 

Identifying the At-Fault Party 

One of the most difficult parts of a hit-and-run accident is seeking out the person who injured you. Because they fled the scene of the accident, you may not have an easy way to find this person. Worse, you’re hurt, and you don’t have the experience or resources to identify them. 

While the insurance company may be a safer option for seeking a settlement, your lawyer can help you seek out the at-fault driver and get justice for your injuries. Your car accident attorney has access to tools and resources you don’t, such as surveillance footage of the area and expert witnesses. These tools give you a better opportunity to get compensation from the at-fault driver for your injuries.

Get Help with Your Hit-and-Run Accident Claim 

When you’re hurt by another driver, and they fail to help you, it can be difficult to get compensated. With no one on your side, it can even feel impossible to get the compensation you’re due. 

At the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg, we understand a hit-and-run accident can leave you devastated and struggling to recover physically and financially. That’s why we’re here to take the pressure off so you can focus on recovering. 

If you were injured in a hit-and-run accident and you need a lawyer, talk to us for a free consultation. We can discuss the details of your claim and what our firm can do to help you. Give us a call at 414-271-7007 or fill out the online contact form below.