If you suffered an injury in a collision with a driver who left the scene before the police arrived, a Dallas hit and run car accident lawyer could help you seek monetary compensation for your losses. Hit and run accidents are complicated, but you might have multiple options for financial recovery.
Loncar Lyon Jenkins’ Dallas Car Accident Lawyer can handle your accident injury claim, leaving you free to focus on healing from your wounds. You do not have to go through the legal process by yourself. We will be there with you from beginning to end. Call us today for a free consultation.
We Can Demand Various Damages in Your Dallas Hit and Run Car Collision
There is no automatic dollar amount that a person who gets injured in a hit and run accident can seek for their losses. Every Dallas hit and run collision is different. The monetary damages our Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer demands will depend on the unique facts of your Dallas hit and run accident claim.
Common categories of monetary damages people seek after getting injured in these accidents include the following:
- Medical expenses for the treatment of their wounds.
- Lost income if they missed paychecks when recuperating and undergoing medical treatment.
- Future lost wages if they have lingering impairments from their wounds that decrease the amount of income they can earn.
- Pain and suffering for the inconvenience, emotional distress, and physical discomfort they endured from the Dallas hit and run collision.
Wrongful Death Damages
If your close relative did not survive the wounds from a hit and run crash in the Dallas area, please accept our condolences. We want to be there for your family and hold the liable party accountable. Our Dallas wrongful death lawyer could pursue additional compensation for the family by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Recoverable wrongful death losses can include:
- Funeral expenses and burial costs
- The decedent’s accident-related medical bills
- Lost household income the decedent would have earned
- Other applicable losses
We will advise you on the compensation you could seek after learning more about the accident.
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How a Dallas Hit and Run Car Accident Attorney Can Help with Your Injury Case
You probably have a lot of questions after getting injured in a crash with a driver who left the scene illegally. Things like who will pay your medical bills, whether the police will catch the hit and run driver, and who you should contact are likely at the top of your list of questions.
When you work with our lawyer on your injury claim, we can answer those questions and your other concerns. In addition to really listening to you and taking the time to answer your questions, we can provide these services in your case:
- We thoroughly investigate what happened and aim to identify all potential defendants who might have liability.
- We collaborate with the police and share information that could help them track down and catch the hit and run driver.
- We explore alternate sources of monetary compensation that might help pay some of your losses.
- We review the evidence and navigate the insurance claim process on your behalf.
- We negotiate directly with the insurers and try to get a fair settlement of your claim.
- If the case does not settle and it is appropriate to do so, we can file a lawsuit and take the case to trial for a jury to decide.
These items are but a few examples of the many services Loncar Lyon Jenkins offers our Dallas hit and run accident clients. We also keep you updated on your case’s status and treat you with respect and compassion. You will never feel like a number with our law firm. Call us today for a free consultation.
First Things to Do After Getting Injured in a Hit and Run Crash in Dallas
If you see the other driver leaving the crash scene without exchanging contact and insurance information or waiting for the police to arrive, you should note the vehicle’s license plate, make, model, and color. It can also help the police if you watch where the hit and run driver fled, specifically the street and direction they drove.
You will want to call the police immediately. Seconds can make the difference between the fleeing driver getting caught or escaping liability.
You should get medical attention for your injuries right away after a hit and run crash. Your medical records will establish a necessary link between your injuries and the collision. The longer you wait to get medical treatment, the more of a challenge you might have in proving that the accident caused your wounds.
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Sources of Financial Compensation After a Hit and Run Accident in Dallas
Texas requires drivers to maintain at least the minimum liability insurance on their vehicles so they can pay for losses that result from accidents they cause. If police track down the hit and run driver that injured you or that person surrenders to the police, their automobile liability coverage could cover your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, property damage, and other losses.
Your liability insurance pays for the losses of the other parties and vehicles when you are the at-fault driver, according to the Texas Department of Insurance. Your liability policy does not pay for your losses, but other types of coverage could.
If you have uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage on your automobile insurance policy, your coverage could pay some of your losses. Insurance companies treat hit and run crashes like accidents with uninsured or underinsured drivers.
How Contingency Fees Work in Dallas Hit and Run Collisions
You do not have to be wealthy to afford an attorney to manage your injury claim from a car crash. We handle these cases under a contingency fee arrangement. In a nutshell, you do not owe us any legal fees until you win. Then, we receive a percentage of the settlement or court award.
The Texas Statute of Limitations Applies to Hit and Run Accidents in Dallas
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 sets the filing deadline at two years from the accident date in personal injury and wrongful death cases. If you have not settled your case within two years from the accident date, Texas law will forever bar you from seeking compensation for your losses from the at-fault party.
When you hire our law firm to lead your hit and run case, we will file your legal action on time.
Get Legal Help With Your Dallas Hit and Run Crash – Call Us Today
Loncar Lyon Jenkins’ personal injury attorneys help people who suffer injuries or lose loved ones because of the negligence of others. We fight for their full financial recovery and hold negligent parties accountable for the harm they caused.
We do not charge you to find out if we can help you. Instead, we offer a free initial consultation with no obligation. Call us today for help after a Dallas hit and run accident. We are ready to start working for you.