Getting into a traffic accident can catch anyone off guard, but when the offender in a hit and run leaves the scene after the crash, it can make an already challenging situation more difficult. Still, even if the negligent driver flees the scene, you can still get compensation for your auto accident injuries.
Our Lubbock hit and run car accident lawyers can review your case for free and explore your monetary compensation options, including insurance claims and even lawsuits against additional liable parties. A Lubbock car accident lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins will investigate all possibilities for damages to maximize what you receive, even if the at-fault driver is never found.
Why Hire Loncar Lyon Jenkins’ Lawyers for Your Lubbock Hit and Run Accident?
Our hit and run car accident attorneys have helped Texas residents with everything from accessing care to filling out insurance claims and lawsuit paperwork. We know the laws that could affect your case, how to seek maximum financial recovery, the missteps to avoid, and how long you have to file a lawsuit if it comes to that.
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You can contact us at any time—not just any time during your case but also any time of day. Our call service is always available.
Once we’re on your case, we stay connected with you, providing legal advice and case updates, advising you of new developments, and checking on your recovery from your injuries.
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When you hire Loncar Lyon Jenkins, you don’t pay anything until we get your settlement or verdict. That starts with your consultation, which costs you nothing.
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How Does Our Lubbock Auto Crash Lawyer Navigate a Hit and Run Car Accident?
It’s natural to assume that a hit and run case is the purview of the police, not a lawyer. After all, lawyers are called in to sue the liable party, right? You might assume that if you don’t know who did it, you can’t sue and, therefore, don’t need a Lubbock personal injury lawyer.
The police’s job is to find the culprit and hold them accountable for breaking the law. What they don’t do is hold them accountable for the damages they caused you. They also can’t help you with your accident costs while you wait for justice.
This is where a lawyer from our firm comes in. Our job is to find a way to compensate you for the losses you incurred from this accident. While we can work to track down the driver, we can also take steps to get you compensation regardless of what happens in the police’s case.
What Does a Lawyer Do After a Hit and Run Collision?
While the Lubbock police are using their resources to investigate, our hit and run auto accident lawyers use our resources to do the same. However, whereas the police are focused only on one goal, we’re focused on several:
- Determining what negligent act caused the accident, like drunk driving, speeding, ignoring a sign, or texting while driving.
- Analyzing if additional negligence played a role in the accident or your injuries, like defective auto parts or another driver’s actions.
- Protecting your right to compensation from the hit and run driver by preserving evidence after the car accident, such as traffic camera footage, eyewitness testimony, and photos.
- Documenting your losses through medical records and bills, receipts, pay stubs, and injury photos.
Keep in mind, this is also just the investigation phase. From here, our legal team moves on to the work of getting compensatory damages.
How Does a Lubbock Personal Injury Attorney Recover Compensation?
Even without identifying the driver, an attorney can see if you could receive damages through:
- A claim with your insurer through your personal injury protection (PIP), uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage, or collision coverage.
- A claim with another party’s insurer if we determine someone else contributed to the accident, like another driver or a product manufacturer.
- A lawsuit against the additional liability party.
As the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) notes, motorists in the state must decline PIP and UM/UIM coverage in writing when purchasing insurance. If you don’t remember doing that when you bought auto insurance, you might have these types of coverage in your policy and not know it. We can check when we review your policy.
Your case might even involve a combination of these options. For instance, our Lubbock defective product lawyers may start with an insurance claim against an auto parts manufacturer and move to a lawsuit if we can’t agree on a settlement.
We can also file an insurance claim or lawsuit against the missing driver if we or the authorities (or someone else) find them. Pursuing legal action against someone else doesn’t take away your ability to take legal action against the driver later. You can call Loncar Lyon Jenkins to learn more about how we can help you.
What Damages Can You Recover From a Lubbock, TX, Hit and Run Car Accident?
Those who caused your injuries are liable for any losses related to your accident. That includes:
- Medical costs: Past and future expenses to diagnose, treat, recover from, and manage your injuries.
- Lost income: Past and future lost salary, wages, or gigs, reduced ability to earn, and/or help with securing a new position.
- Pain and suffering: Past and future suffering, chronic pain, mental anguish, emotional distress, impaired quality of life.
Some of these might not be available if we file a claim with your insurer. PIP, for instance, does not cover pain and suffering. We can still potentially pursue those damages another way, such as with a lawsuit.
If we file a claim or lawsuit against the other party, we can pursue all the above damages. We do that by presenting documentation of all your losses and negotiating terms considering what you’ve already lost and will lose.
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How Does a Hit and Run Auto Accident Affect the Statute of Limitations in Texas?
If the driver isn’t found, our hit and run injury lawyers can look into tolling your Lubbock case. That means delaying the statute of limitations until the driver is located. Typically, Texas has a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury, according to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003.
Tolling a case against the driver wouldn’t apply to the deadline for filing a lawsuit against another party. Check with our injury lawyers to make sure you have the right timeline for your case.
Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins a Lawyer After a Hit and Run in Lubbock, TX?
You can contact our personal injury law firm to put our Lubbock hit and run car accident lawyers on your case now. Don’t wait until the driver is found or wait until you’re having trouble with an insurance adjuster. We can talk to them for you. Call the Strong Arm today.