Greenville, NC Hit and Run Accident Attorneys
Hit and run accidents are dangerous and sometimes deadly. In a hit and run accident, the driver responsible for the accident flees the scene. This is usually done to avoid paying any compensation in a civil claim and/or to avoid criminal charges because the driver may not have insurance or a drivers license. Regardless, the results of a hit and run are often tragic. Talk with a Greenville hit and run accident lawyer today to protect your legal rights.
Although leaving the scene of an auto accident is a crime and often causes significant injury or death, the issue still occurs and Greenville, NC is no exception. In North Carolina, many people are injured in hit and run auto accidents every day.
Greenville Hit and Run Accident Attorney
If you are the victim of a hit and run accident in Greenville, NC or the surrounding areas, it is extremely important to contact an experienced Greenville personal injury attorney as soon as possible. An injured person may be entitled to compensation from their own insurance company for an auto accident involving a hit and run driver, but there is often a limited amount of time to pursue these claims.
At Riddle & Brantley, our car accident lawyers are extremely experienced at pursuing insurance claims related to hit and run drivers. We’ve been serving the Greenville, NC area for decades and we’re ready to help however we can.
We are always happy to help. In fact, we dedicate our knowledge, skill and experience every day to helping the victims of hit and run accidents throughout North Carolina. Our dedicated attorneys and staff are ready to help recover compensation for injuries due to a hit and run accident in Greenville, North Carolina.
We’re available to consult with you by phone, email, text, or video conference, or by appointment only at our convenient Greenville office. We can even come directly to you if you prefer.
North Carolina Law Requires You to Stop After a Car Accident
Under North Carolina law, all drivers involved in an automobile accident are required to immediately stop if the accident causes injury, death or damage to the other vehicle.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. The hit and run lawyers at Riddle & Brantley have a proven record of helping injured victims and the families of victims involved in hit and run accidents. Let us help you or your loved ones get the compensation they deserve, especially if it involves injury or death.
What to Do After a Hit and Run Accident
If you have been involved in a hit and run accident and the person at fault has left the scene, it’s important that you use the tips below for your safety and to protect your legal rights.
- Call 911 – Always report the accident immediately to the proper authorities and talk to the responding officer. Make sure you give any details you can remember about the other vehicle, including the make, model, color and license plate number.
- Seek medical treatment if needed – Get immediate medical treatment for any injuries. It is important to note that all injuries aren’t apparent at first. Some injuries such as traumatic brain injury could require further diagnostic testing. Always listen to first responders. If you are encouraged to go to the hospital for further testing, it would be in your best interest just to be safe. Your medical records are also important for any potential claim you have.
- Take photos – If it’s safe and you’re able, get photos. Try to get pictures of the accident scene including debris, skid marks, damage to vehicles, road signs and injuries.
- Talk with witnesses – Talk with any witnesses and find out what information they can give you about the driver who hit you and left the scene. Get the contact information of the witnesses and be sure to provide this to the hit and run lawyer representing you.
- Call the insurance company – Call the insurance company to report a claim. However, DO NOT give a recorded statement to the adjuster without first speaking with an experienced hit and run lawyer.
- Consult an experienced hit and run lawyer – Speak with a hit and run lawyer immediately to preserve your legal rights. An experienced lawyer can help you navigate the system and make sure you cover all your bases. A hit and run accident can be complex and an attorney can help you secure the evidence you need to prove fault and recover the compensation you deserve.
There is never an obligation, and we don’t get paid unless we get compensation for you. With over 220+ years of combined legal experience, rest assured you are our number one priority, and we won’t rest until we have covered all bases to help you.
If for any reason we’re not able to help, we’ll do our best to connect you with a resource that can.
Hit and Run Accident Injuries
Hit and run accidents can cause many kinds of injuries. Some injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Amputation (loss of limbs)
- Internal bleeding
- Burns, scrapes and cuts
- Road rash
An experienced hit and run lawyer will be able to calculate your damages after an accident. In addition to compensation for medical expenses, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, loss of future income, and pain and suffering. In certain cases, a judge or jury may also grant punitive damages to “punish” the hit and run driver for gross negligence.
Need Help with a Hit and Run Accident?
If you or a loved one has been injured in a hit and run accident, contact the experience attorneys at Riddle & Brantley at (252) 397-8620 or fill out the quick form below for a free consultation to discuss your rights to compensation.
We represent clients in Greenville and across all of North Carolina. Call our hit and run accident attorneys today. Justice Counts for you and your loved ones.
*** 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.