Hit-and-run collisions can be complicated to litigate. When an accident occurs, both (or all) drivers involved must stay at the scene to speak with authorities.
But not all Atlanta motorists will face-up to their mistakes and that’s why having a personal injury attorney on your side is important.
Imagine you are making a right-hand turn into a gas station in midtown Atlanta when another vehicle tears out of the parking lot. You collide, and your airbags deploy.
When you are finally able to exit your car, you are stunned to realize that the other vehicle, a truck, has fled.
You suffer a torn rotator cuff and are furious at the prospect of paying medical bills for an accident that was someone else’s fault. You are unable to work for several months while you recover, adding to the financial strain.
There are two actions you should take in such a situation that will be essential to proving your case. First, contact the police immediately following the accident. Secondly, do not attempt fight this battle alone; enlist a personal injury law firm to help you achieve justice.
Your attorneys will spring into action to track down the other driver. The accident report will be an invaluable asset –police will have any witnesses’ names and contact information, as well as facts about the accident. Your lawyers will interview these witnesses and put together a detailed timeline of events.
They will contact the gas station and review their security camera footage. Once the perpetrator is found, your legal team will attempt to hold them responsible.
But that may not be the end of your ordeal. What if the driver denies liability and claims he wasn’t present at the scene? Your attorneys will file a lawsuit, fully prepared to defend your case in court.
When the other party in an accident makes a contradictory claim, you are backed into a corner: either you must defend your version of events, or give-up on your case. Luckily, you are not alone – you are represented by an experienced motor vehicle attorney.
Davis Injury Firm has investigated thousands of cases. We thoroughly examine and gather evidence on behalf of our clients and have access to records that a layperson cannot easily obtain.
Your representative’s investigation uncovers damage to the front driver’s side of the defendant’s truck. Your attorneys assert it was caused by the collision with your car, and details from the police report and witness statements corroborate this claim.
At this point, the other driver will either be forced to settle, or defend their flimsy case in court. With so much evidence against them, you will almost certainly receive the compensation you are owed.
If you have been injured, you should not have to bear the burden of proving your case. We want you to rest and recover.
If you or someone you love was hurt in a hit-and-run accident, contact Davis Injury Firm. Our team has investigated crashes all over Atlanta and we will not rest until you receive justice.
You don’t pay until we win – that’s why calling (404) 593-2620 right now is the right choice.
About the Author Betty Nguyen Davis is an Atlanta attorney who solely focuses her practice on plaintiff’s personal injury work. Betty is consistently recognized by her peers as a top attorney in Georgia by Super Lawyers and Georgia Trend and is highly recommended by her clients as a aggressive and persistent, yet caring and accessible attorney.