Experiencing a car accident where the other driver disappears can seem like an impossible situation to rectify.
The Silverman Law Firm can pursue compensation for personal injuries, property damage, and more if you've been in a hit-and-run accident.
Don't delay. Contact our Richmond, VA, car accident lawyer for a free consultation today to see if you have a hit-and-run case.
Are You a Hit-and-Run Victim?
If you were involved in a car accident and the other driver left the scene of an accident before you two could exchange information, you are likely a hit-and-run victim.
Virginia drivers have a duty to stop if they're involved in a car accident that causes personal injury, property damage, or death to exchange information with other people involved in the accident and the police who arrive on the scene.
If someone is injured on the scene and the driver is capable, they must provide reasonable assistance. This can be medical aid or transportation to a medical professional. In addition, they are required to call and report the accident to the police.
Fines & Time in Prison There Are Consequences for Hit-and-Run Accidents
If a car accident results in an injury or death, causes more than $1,000 of property damage, or both, and the driver does not follow their duty to stop, they can be charged with a Class 5 felony. A conviction could lead to 1 to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $2,500, or both.
If the accident causes $1,000 of property damage or less, the driver who left the scene can be charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor. A conviction is punishable by up to a year in prison, a fine of up to $2,500, or both.
Our Richmond, VA, car accident lawyer partners with a private investigator to help gather the strongest evidence to strengthen your claim for legal action against the offender and legitimate compensation.
You Aren't Alone If You're a Victim of a Hit And Run
Like anywhere else, hit-and-run accidents happen too frequently in Richmond and around Virginia. In September 2022, a gray or silver car left a motorcyclist with life-threatening injuries after fleeing an accident scene.
In some cases, the vehicle used in the accident is found on the scene and the driver flees on foot. A Richmond woman faces a hit-and-run charge after she allegedly hit a victim with her car and left them on the sidewalk while running away from the accident.
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If you're injured, have property damage, or both after a hit-and-run accident, request a free consultation with the car accident lawyer Virginia trusts to produce results.
Attorney Silverman has secured noteworthy verdicts and settlements for car accident victims just like you. One client successfully collected $125,000 for their hit-and-run accident. Compensation can cover medical bills, property damage, and other setbacks caused by your car accident.
Our Richmond, Virginia, law office charges nothing to hear your case. Contact us today.
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What if a Driver Is Not Identified?
Whether a driver who fled the scene of an accident is identified, you should report the accident as soon as you can to your insurance company. If a driver is never identified for the accident, you can file a claim with your insurance company under a provision called "uninsured motorist coverage."
It is important to know that your insurance cannot raise your rates for an accident you did not cause. If your insurance company tries to deny your claim or raises your rates, contact the Silverman Law Firm in Richmond, VA, today.
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