Orange County Hit-and-Run Lawyer
When you’re on the receiving end of a hit-and-run accident, your life changes the instant the crash occurs. You’re likely facing physical injuries and emotional trauma on top of the steep financial costs of medical bills and damage to your vehicle.
As if that isn’t bad enough, you also don’t know who caused your crash, so you don’t know who to hold accountable for your damages. However, an Orange County hit-and-run lawyer can help you find the person responsible for your injuries and help you file a personal injury claim to recover compensation.
Recovering Compensation After a Hit-and-Run
In California, leaving the scene of an accident that injured someone before the authorities arrive is a criminal offense. Once the person involved in your Orange County hit-and-run crash is found, he or she may face criminal charges.
But the punishment doesn’t have to stop with a conviction. If the person who hit you was driving carelessly, recklessly, or otherwise negligently, you can file a claim for compensation that will cover your damages.
In such a situation, hiring an Orange County hit-and-run accident lawyer can help take the stress of filing a claim off of you while you recover. An added bonus: Having a qualified attorney on your side will raise your chance of winning the compensation you deserve.
If you file a claim, the compensation you might receive will be similar to what you might receive for any type of car accident that was someone else’s fault. The extent of your injuries will play a large part in determining the amount of compensation you might receive.
In some cases, courts will award punitive damages to injury victims. This usually occurs when the negligent party’s actions were particularly egregious. Your lawyer may be able to make the case that fleeing from the scene of an accident should qualify you for compensation that exceeds your basic expenses.
Some standard types of compensation you can pursue after an Orange County hit-and-run accident include the following:
- Damage to your vehicle
- Healthcare expenses
- Lost wages
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Pain and suffering
Contact an Orange County Hit-and-Run Attorney
An experienced lawyer can significantly increase the likelihood that you’ll receive the compensation you need after your hit-and-run crash. To connect with an Orange County hit-and-run lawyer, call Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP at 1-844-404-2400 or fill out the form below.