If you are pedestrian injured in a hit and run, what can you do? For example, you are safely crossing the street when suddenly a car blows through a red light, crashes into you, and then drives off. Can anything be done?
If this has happened to you or a loved one, we want you to know that Certa Law Group wants to help you in any we can. Schedule a free consultation so we can discuss your case and get started on bringing the responsible party to justice. Here is what you should know.
Pedestrian Injured in a Hit and Run | Gather as Much Evidence as Possible
A pedestrian accident in which the driver races off is a particularly tough situation. It is hard to recover compensation for these clients if there is little to no evidence. If possible, try and document the license plate number or the make and model of the vehicle that struck you. We realize that this will be especially difficult in the immediate aftermath of a serious injury, but you can always try to gather evidence from nearby witnesses who may have saw the accident.
Pedestrian Injured in a Hit and Run | Insurance Coverage
Washington has mandatory coverage called underinsured or uninsured motorist protection — also known as UIM — on every car policy. That means if you’re injured as a pedestrian in a hit and run accident, your own car’s insurance coverage might be able to cover you in a situation like this. It’s important to collect all the information on your insurance policies and bring that in to discuss with a personal injury attorney.
If you or a loved one was injured in a hit and run accident, please contact our Edmonds pedestrian accident lawyers. Call our office today to schedule a free consultation. We will help you in any way we can.