Being involved in an automobile accident is stressful enough without having to witness the at-fault driver flee the site of the collision without stopping. These collisions, which typically include a car hitting a person or piece of property before speeding away, can be extremely harmful to victims and owners of nearby properties. Getting back on your feet after one of these accidents depends on you knowing what legal services and insurance-related options you have to recover compensation.
Hit and run accidents are especially stressful since a rush of thoughts may be coming at you immediately afterward. Of course, your first thought should be to evaluate yourself and your passengers for injuries, and seek medical attention if necessary. However, after that has been taken care of, you may start to wonder: Will my insurance cover this? Will my rates go up? What will happen if we can’t locate the person who caused the accident? These are just a few of the questions you may be wondering. Our experts at Ace Lakhani Law Firm are here to get you the compensation you deserve, and help you avoid the hassle of navigating the legal process alone!
What To Do Next?
Similar to the majority of other states, Nevada has specific rules against fleeing the scene of an accident after causing a collision. If the responsible party is identified, the accident victim has two options: first, file a claim with their insurance; second, sue the responsible party for their injuries.
But not everyone has the good fortune to track down the person who caused a hit-and-run accident. You can still be eligible for compensation if you have specific insurance coverage. Uninsured motorist insurance, for instance, can pay out in cases where the driver who caused the collision cannot be found. You may be able to receive some reimbursement in this way because many auto insurance policies in Nevada contain some uninsured motorist coverage unless you expressly decline it in writing.
A personal injury protection policy, which can offer up to $10,000 in coverage regardless of who caused the collision, is also included in certain auto insurance policies. It is best to check to make sure this is covered by your insurance. Additionally, regardless of who was at fault, MedPay coverage can offer some financial assistance for medical expenditures if you were hurt or had to pay for treatment as a result of the accident. This also depends on whether the coverage is included in your particular policy.
Do You Legal Services in Las Vegas?
Contact Ace Lakhani Law Firm if you or a loved one was recently hurt in a Las Vegas hit-and-run accident. Our firm has years of expertise with legal services relating to premises liability, products liability, bike accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accident cases in addition to hit-and-run accident litigation. Contact us today to set up a free introductory consultation!