Trust a Smith & Hassler Attorney with Your Car Accident Case
When you are hit by a driver who does not stop to exchange information about the accident, you've been involved in a hit-and-run. Our experienced car accident attorneys can fight for your rights.
With these types of accidents, victims often have difficulty getting compensation for hit-and-run injuries or property damage because the person to blame has already left the scene. Drivers may leave the scene because they don't have auto insurance, or a driver's license. Also, they may have an outstanding warrant for their arrest.
But those drivers leave behind injured people who need medical treatment and are faced with mounting expenses for health care and property damage. Our lawyers can go over all your options for compensation.
If you have uninsured or underinsured motorist protection (UIM) on your insurance policy, we can help make sure you are fully compensated for damages. If the at-fault driver was identified, we can help you pursue a claim. There may also be other options we can pursue for you.
Motorists have an obligation to stop after being in an accident. In Houston, law enforcement authorities take hit-and-run accidents very seriously. They are considered criminal offenses and will be vigorously prosecuted.
If you are the victim of a hit-and-run accident:
- Don't try to follow the driver. The person behind the wheel may be dangerous and should not be confronted without the authorities.
- Call 911 to report the event. Offer as many details as possible, including anything you can recall from the vehicle, such as the license plate number.
- Speak to witnesses and obtain their contact information, including their full name, address and phone number.
- Photograph your car and the scene of the accident.
Contact a Hit-and-Run Accident Lawyer with Our Firm
At Smith & Hassler, an experienced personal injury attorney will assist you or your loved one in your case. Call (713) 739-1250 for your free personal injury consultation today. Our law firm handles cases in Houston and throughout Texas.
Remember, your initial consultation is free, and you don't pay us unless you win.