Greensboro Hit and Run Accident Lawyer
Hit and run accidents are unfortunately common. According to statistics provided by AAA, a hit and run accident occurs more than every minute in the United States on average. And Greensboro, North Carolina is no exception. If you’ve been injured in a hit and run accident, a Greensboro hit and run accident lawyer at Riddle & Brantley can help.
For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with a Greensboro hit and run accident attorney, please call (336) 516-9066 or complete the fast and easy form below.
There are no upfront costs, and because we work on a contingency basis, we don’t get paid unless you do. There are no attorney fees unless we win your Greensboro hit and run case and you receive compensation.
Keep in mind, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries even if the hit and run driver is not identified.
Free consultations are available in-person at our Greensboro office by appointment only, and consultations are also available from anywhere by phone, email, text, or video conference. We can even come directly to you if you prefer. We also have bi-lingual interpreters on staff for the convenience of our Spanish-speaking clients.
Hit and Run Accidents
Hit and run accidents account for roughly 5 percent of all fatal auto accidents. 68 percent of hit and run victims are bicyclists and pedestrians — and these accidents often result in life-threatening injury or death.
In a growing city like Greensboro, the danger of hit and runs is increasing. In more than 35 years handling cases in Greensboro and across North Carolina, our Greensboro personal injury lawyers have handled hundreds of cases involving hit and run drivers — and we’ve recovered total compensation of more than $600 million for our deserving clients since 2000 alone (see disclaimer below).
What to Do After a Hit and Run Accident
If you’ve been injured in a car accident and the at-fault driver has fled the scene, follow these tips to protect your legal rights in the event of a personal injury claim or lawsuit:
- Call 911 — Law enforcement’s chances of identifying a hit and run driver increase dramatically the sooner they are called in to help. Call 911 immediately after a Greensboro hit and run accident.
- Seek medical care — Immediately seek medical attention for any injuries. Medical treatment is critical to protecting your health and safety, and will play an important role in any future injury claim.
- Try to remember important details — If possible, get the license plate number of the at-fault driver’s vehicle. Try to remember other important details, like the vehicle’s make, model, and color. This will be important in helping law enforcement and your Greensboro car accident lawyer identify the driver.
- Document the crash scene — Take photos and/or video of the accident scene, documenting debris, vehicle damage, injuries, skid marks, or other important evidence.
- Get witnesses’ contact information — Talk with witnesses at the scene and get their contact information so you and your attorney can follow up. What they’ve seen is often critical in identifying a hit and run driver.
- Talk with law enforcement — Give law enforcement any details concerning the accident. The information you provide can go a long way in helping them identify and locate the at-fault hit and run driver.
- Consult with a Greensboro hit and run accident lawyer — An experienced attorney can help investigate the accident and track down the at-fault hit and run driver. He or she can also advise you on your legal case and help you file a claim or lawsuit. Remember, always talk with an attorney before giving a statement to the insurance company.
Hit and Run Accident Investigations
At Riddle & Brantley, our Greensboro hit and run accident lawyers are supported by a team of experienced accident investigators. These are retired law enforcement officers who have extensive experience handling hit and run accidents and investigating crash scenes. By calling us immediately after the hit and run accident, we can immediately put our resources to work trying to identify and locate the at-fault driver.
In one recent case, attorney Gene Riddle was able to quickly locate nearby surveillance video, identify the at-fault hit and run driver, and work with law enforcement to ensure that charges were filed.
“What if the Hit and Run Driver is Never Found?”
Even if we’re unable to locate the hit and run driver, there are often options for recovering compensation in a Greensboro hit and run accident case. In North Carolina, drivers are required to carry uninsured / underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UI), which can pay damages in the event you’re injured in a hit and run and the at-fault driver is not identified.
A Greensboro hit and run car accident lawyer at Riddle & Brantley can help determine which insurance coverage may be available to compensate you for your losses.
Hit and Run Car Accident Lawyer in Greensboro, NC
Injured in a hit and run in Greensboro or elsewhere in North Carolina? A hit and run accident attorney at Riddle & Brantley can help.
For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced injury attorney handling hit and runs in Greensboro, please call (336) 516-9066 or complete the convenient form below.
There are no upfront costs and you won’t pay a dime in attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation. Call (336) 516-9066 and let’s review your claim.
“You’ll walk in the front door as a client but leave as family. They’re the absolute best.”
–Susan S., Riddle & Brantley client
You may be able to recover compensation even if the at-fault hit and run driver is not identified, and you don’t have to go through this alone. Let Riddle & Brantley help. We believe Justice Counts and we’re ready to help however we can.
*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.