Kinston, NC Hit and Run Accident Attorneys
Have you been injured in a hit and run accident in Kinston, North Carolina? The consequences can be devastating. Don’t wait to seek justice — a Kinston hit and run accident lawyer at Riddle & Brantley can help.
Our Kinston hit and run attorneys are ready to help at a moment’s notice. We can meet in-person at our convenient Kinston location by appointment, or anytime, anywhere by phone, email, text, or video conference. We can even come directly to you if you prefer.
Hit and Run Accidents
According to AAA, hit and run accidents have been increasing at alarming rates — more than one hit and run accident occurs every minute in the U.S. on average. Hit and runs also account for more than 5 percent of traffic accident fatalities, and 68 percent of those killed are pedestrians or bicyclists.
The impact of a hit and run accident can be devastating for the victim and his or her loved ones. Not only can a hit and run result in physical injury, but it can also lead to emotional trauma and financial hardship.
In these cases, a Kinston personal injury lawyer can help hit and run victims recover compensation and get the justice they deserve.
Damages Available in Hit and Run Cases
If you’ve been hurt in a hit and run accident in Kinston or elsewhere in North Carolina, a Kinston hit and run car accident lawyer at Riddle & Brantley can help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Keep in mind that we can help you recover compensation even if the at-fault driver has not yet been identified. We have investigators on staff who can coordinate with law enforcement to help track them down.
Compensation may be available in a hit and run accident for:
- Medical Expenses — These damages cover medical treatments related to your injuries, including ambulance rides, hospital visits, doctors’ appointments, medications, surgeries, home care, medical equipment, etc.
- Lost Wages — If your treatment requires you to miss work, you may be eligible for compensation to make up for lost wages.
- Loss of Future Income — In some cases, a hit and run accident can leave you permanently disabled and unable to return to your previous job. In these instances, you may qualify for additional compensation to make up for loss of future earning potential.
- Pain and Suffering — You may be eligible for “non-economic” damages for emotional trauma, permanent scarring or disfigurement, or even loss of consortium (companionship or sexual activity with a spouse).
- Punitive Damages — In some cases, a jury may decide to award punitive damages, which are intended to “punish” the at-fault party and discourage similar conduct in the future. In North Carolina, punitive damages are generally only available in cases of “gross negligence.”
“What If I Can’t Find the At-Fault Driver in a Hit and Run Accident?”
If you can’t find the hit and run driver responsible for the accident, you may still have options for recovering compensation. A Kinston hit and run lawyer at Riddle & Brantley and our experienced team of investigators can help track down the at-fault driver, and we regularly coordinate with law enforcement to bring hit and run drivers to justice.
Uninsured Motorist Insurance
In North Carolina, motorists are also required to carry uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage, which can help pay for damages in a hit and run accident in the event the driver is never identified or located.
The bottom line is that if you’ve been injured in a hit and run accident, call an experienced Kinston car accident attorney right away to start the process. We can help investigate the accident and may be able to track down the at-fault driver. If he or she cannot be identified, we can help file a claim with the UI policy to get you the compensation you need and deserve.
Kinston Hit and Run Accident Lawyers
We’re ready to help however we can at a moment’s notice.
The consultation is free, and there are never any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation in your hit and run accident claim.
Don’t wait — in most cases, you have three years from the date of injury to file a personal injury claim in North Carolina, and just two years from the date of death in wrongful death cases. Don’t give up your right to justice. Let’s review your claim.
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–Tyronnie T., Riddle & Brantley client
Since 2000 alone, we’ve recovered over $600 million in total compensation for our deserving clients, and we’d love to help you however we can (see disclaimer below).
*** 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.