Hit and Run Accident Victim? We Help Clients Throughout the Bay Area
Being the victim of a car crash in the Bay Area is traumatic enough – but now you face additional stress because the other driver fled the scene. A hit and run auto accident case is more difficult to resolve than a standard car accident claim. You may have to employ investigative work to hunt down the at-fault party or make a claim through your own insurance policy. Where do you turn for help? How do you make the tough decisions – and make sure you get every cent you deserve for your injuries?
Hit and run accident lawyer Margaret Tai and the legal team at Revere Law Group help accident victims across Contra Costa County and the greater Bay Area recover maximum compensation after a serious crash. Let an attorney advise you on all your legal options. We have two convenient office locations in San Francisco and Antioch, CA. Our staff offers free initial consultation and we do not charge any upfront legal fees.
Hit and run laws in Antioch and San Francisco: Know Your Rights!
Leaving the scene of an accident is illegal in California. Both drivers are required to exchange names, phone numbers, and insurance information. A driver who fails to stop after colliding with another vehicle, pedestrian, or bicyclist may be charged with a misdemeanor. If the at-fault driver causes bodily injury to the other party, it could result in felony charges.
What do I do if the other driver flees the scene of the accident?
Although you may be in shock, immediately following the crash, try to obtain the other vehicle’s license plate number. If you cannot read his or her license plate, try to remember the make and model of the car and a physical description of the driver if possible. Next, immediately alert the authorities. Hopefully, a police officer can locate the other driver and you can press charges – and pursue a civil case in a Northern California court.
In some cases, there may have been witnesses who saw the collision at it occurred. If you are able, write down the names and contact information for anyone who saw the accident. Crashes that occur in a parking lot or public venue may have been caught on camera – a police officer or your attorney may be able to help you locate that footage.
Perhaps the other driver is nowhere to be found. What do you do then? Our Antioch and San Francisco, CA legal team helps car crash victims obtain proper compensation through their UNINSURED MOTORIST coverage. Let an auto accident attorney review you and your family member’s policy to see if you qualify. Making an Uninsured Motorist claim against your own insurance company can be difficult as making a claim against a third party insurance carrier because most insurance companies use adjusters to deny coverage or limit the amount you can recover, so be sure to retain the assistance of a personal injury lawyer.
Tip the scales of justice in your favor with an accident attorney in Antioch or San Francisco
Contacting an attorney to ensure you get full compensation and assistance is always best, because not knowing your rights means you don’t have any! Contact Revere Law Group at (800) 935-6919 for a free consultation today.