Recovering compensation for injuries resulting from a hit and run car accident, including injuries to pedestrians, can be challenging but not impossible. To recover compensation after a hit and run accident it is not only important to work with law enforcement, but also an experienced personal injury attorney to investigate, identify and locate the negligent party, allowing you to pursue compensation for your injuries. Leaving the scene of an accident, especially one that caused an injury, can result in punitive damages on top of damages for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. An experienced attorney will seek maximum damages in your case.
In the event that the at-fault driver cannot be identified or they are identified and are uninsured or under insured, the injured party can turn to their own uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. However, it is important to keep in mind that whether an injured party is being compensated through the other party’s insurance or their own, insurance companies will often push back on fully compensating the injured party, sometimes offering a small settlement instead. It is very important to work with an experienced personal injury attorney to obtain the maximum compensation for your injury and losses.
McDonald, Woodward & Carlson, P.C., based in Davenport, is equipped with decades of Personal Injury experience. Our attorney’s extensive personal injury knowledge includes hundreds of cases involving car, truck, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents. When you are injured by negligence and entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, or other damages, we can assist you in obtaining it. Our attorneys serve clients in Iowa and Illinois. Contact us for a consultation about your case at 563-355-6478.