Louisville Hit & Run Accident Attorneys
Personal Injury Attorneys Working for You in Kentucky
Failure to stop after hitting a pedestrian, someone on or in a vehicle, or other property is an illegal hit and run offense. Under Kentucky law, drivers involved in accidents are required to remain at the scene to provide their personal and insurance information to the other party or parties involved. Where injuries have occurred, they should also contact the police and emergency services.
Reporting any hit and run incident as soon as possible is crucial to helping law enforcement find the liable party. When that party is found, contact the personal injury attorneys at Walker Wallace PLC to legally engage them and their insurance provider for a fair settlement for your injuries or property damage. Our firm has the experience and commitment you need to follow through in helping you recover emotionally, physically, and financially from a hit and run driver's negligence.
Can I Get Compensation for a Hit & Run?
If you have been injured by a hit and run driver who is eventually found, you may be able to file a civil lawsuit seeking damages against the driver. A criminal case will also likely be filed. If the driver can’t be found, your only recourse will be to file a claim with your own insurance company seeking the damages you deserve.
Damages and compensation you may be entitled to include:
- Past and future injury-related medical and hospital expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages or income
- Loss of earning capacity
- Emotional distress
It’s important to remember that insurance companies are not looking out for your best interests – instead, they’ll try to pay you as little as possible in a settlement. That’s why you need a seasoned hit and run accident attorney in Louisville who knows how to fight for you to get the full and fair compensation you are rightfully owed by either your own insurance company or the hit and run driver’s insurer.
How Long Do Hit & Run Investigations Take?
The length of a hit and run investigation will depend primarily on how much evidence is available following the crash. If the police are able to collect enough evidence to allow them to track down the other driver quickly, the investigation will likely be wrapped up within a week or two. However, if there is no vehicle evidence, video evidence, or witnesses available, the investigation could take significantly longer. However, just because your investigation hasn't been wrapped up yet, doesn't mean that it's too early to begin consulting with a lawyer regarding your case.
At Walker Wallace PLC, our attorneys have 40 years of combined experience in reaching fair and just settlements and taking claims to court, including car accident claims. We know what to do and how to do it – and we only get paid when we succeed for you.
For help seeking legal recourse after becoming a victim of a hit and run, call our hit and run accident lawyers in Louisville at (502) 937-1125.