All motor vehicle accidents are an inconvenience for the victim. The strain can be made worse when the at fault party fails to stop and provide insurance information. Hit and run accidents can complicate the auto accident claim process.
David Kohm and his team of attorneys are prepared to assist in solving the problems and handling the claims in even the most complicated situations.
To protect yourself from a hit and run situation, it is recommended to carry Uninsured Motorist coverage on your auto insurance policy. Uninsured Motorist coverage, commonly referred to as UM coverage, is an additional service that will pay for medical, property, lost wage and pain and suffering damages in the event that you are involved in an accident with a person who either does not have insurance, or who refuses to stop and provide insurance information.
In the event you are in a situation where the at fault driver flees the scene of the accident, it is important to document as many of the facts as possible. If you are able to get the license plate and the make and model information from the at fault car, the police may be able to track the at fault party down and obtain insurance information. As with any auto accident, it is recommended to contact the police immediately to begin a police report. While waiting on the police, you should continue gathering information about the incident. Take photos of your vehicle and of your surroundings. Speak with witnesses and obtain their contact information. The more information you can gather, the easier the claim process may be. If you are injured, you will need to seek medical care as soon as possible.
The complicated nature of these incidents are best handled by an experienced attorney, like David Kohm. If you have been involved in a hit and run accident, or any other type of motor vehicle accident, contact The Law Office of David Kohm in the Dallas – Fort Worth area today so that our dedicated team can fight for your rights and help obtain the best possible settlement.