Hit-and-Run Accidents Are Common Across Ohio And Northwestern Kentucky
A hit-and-run accident poses special challenges with regard to accident reconstruction, determination of liability and collection of compensation from appropriate sources. Leaving the scene of an accident in this manner is, of course, illegal, and, if the offending motorist is found, there will likely be criminal charges. However, if they are not found and the accident was a result of that motorist’s error, then it may prove to be impossible to collect compensation from that motorist or their insurance carrier.
At Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima, our attorneys are dedicated and thorough when dealing with hit-and-run accidents in Cincinnati and around the areas of southwestern Ohio and northwestern Kentucky. They understand your pain and will be aggressive in pursuit of your compensation.
What To Do After A Hit-And-Run In Ohio?
The first order of business is to make every effort to find the car or truck that was involved in a collision. In some cases, there may not have been an actual collision, but the motorcycle, car or truck that disappeared may have obviously caused the crash – such as by forcing another vehicle off the road.
In some high-stakes, high-dollar cases, it may be worthwhile for the injured person’s attorney to hire a private investigator to increase the likelihood of tracking down the missing offender. Sometimes private investigators will work harder and follow more leads than law enforcement departments will do before giving up.
If you were injured in a car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian accident and the other motorist has not been found, talk to an attorney with experience handling hit-and-run accidents. At Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima, our Cincinnati attorneys will not give up, as they pursue every avenue of recovery of compensation for our injured clients. After a hit-and-run accident, that is likely to include the injured person’s own uninsured/underinsured motorist accident insurance coverage.
What if an injured bicyclist, pedestrian, motorcycle rider or occupant of a car, truck or bus has no uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance coverage? Sometimes, our lawyers find available resources in a family member’s insurance policy. And sometimes, our attorneys discover that our clients actually do have such coverage but that their insurance companies’ claims adjusters did not even mention it when our clients contacted them after their accident.
The bottom line after a hit-and-run accident is clear: There is no substitute for working with an experienced plaintiff’s lawyer who is on your side. You cannot count on another motorist, police or even your own insurance company to disclose all the information you need to maximize collection of compensation. An attorney with experience, persistence and interests aligned with yours can fill the gap inherent in a hit-and-run accident.
Our Cincinnati Hit-And-Run Accident Attorneys Have Recovered Millions Of Dollars For Victims Of Negligence
At Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima, our team has a long list of noteworthy settlements and verdicts achieved on behalf of people injured by negligent parties, such as motorists who left the scenes of accidents. Our lawyers are prepared to fight effectively on your behalf. Through negotiation or at trial, their goal will be ensuring that you receive compensation from all relevant and available sources.
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