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Hit & Run Accidents

Bismarck Hit & Run Accident Attorneys

Tough Cases Call for Even Tougher Attorneys

When you have been hit by a driver who fled the scene, you have been in a hit and run accident. The car accident claim you file next might be the most confusing and complicated of your life. Make sure you are ready for every hurdle by teaming up with Maring Williams Law office now.

Our hit and run accident attorneys in Bismarck are capable of managing even the most complex cases with ease, thanks to our eclectic legal backgrounds and extensive practice experience. Although it might seem like there is no way for you to get compensation after a hit and run, our team might be able to uncover options for you. Please give us a call at (701) 543-6685 and schedule a free consultation, so we can learn more about your situation and help you decide what to do next.

Can You Sue Someone for a Hit & Run?

Hit and run drivers commit a crime whenever they leave the scene of a crash without exchanging identifying information and insurance details. But they risk getting a criminal record for a chance to escape any liability for the accident they caused. After all, you cannot file a claim against someone or sue them if you don’t know who they are. The only way that you can sue someone for a hit and run accident is if they are caught and identified later.

What to Do If Someone Hit Your Car & Drove Off

To help the police catch the hit and run driver who caused your car accident, you need to give them as much information as you can about that driver. The moment the other driver leaves without being identified, you should call the police, so they can start looking for them.

Tell the police the following information:

  • Basic description of the other driver
  • Color, make, and model of their car
  • Damage it sustained in the crash
  • Other remarkable details of the car
  • Any license plate numbers you can recall
  • Direction they went when fleeing

You should also immediately save and backup any footage you might have captured on your car’s dashcam if you have one. The best evidence of who hit you could be stored on your dashcam, so don’t lose it by forgetting and letting the dashcam overwrite its old save files. With some luck, the police will catch the driver, and you will then be able to file a claim or lawsuit against them.

What If They Never Find the Hit & Run Driver?

Many hit and run accidents end without the driver ever being identified. This is frustrating, but it is not necessarily the end of your case. If you have uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) insurance, then you might be able to use it to make a recovery.

UM/UIM insurance policies usually note that they can be used to pay for bodily injury and property damage costs caused by a hit and run driver, up to the policy’s cap. For example, if you have a $50,000 bodily injury limit on your UM/UIM policy, then you could use that to pay for up to $50,000 in medical costs and lost wages.

The catch with UM/UIM insurance is that you have to file against your auto insurance provider, not a third-party company. It can put you in a difficult situation that pits you against an insurer that you thought was on your side. Put us in your corner, so you know for certain that someone is there to support and guide you.

Nearly 30 Years of Legal Excellence

Our Bismarck hit and run accident lawyers are here to help with your most difficult car accident claims. When you need to make sense of a hit and run accident, you can count on us, through and through. We are ready to fight for every penny of compensation owed to you.

Get your free consultation with our firm by dialing (701) 543-6685 and speaking with a hit and run accident lawyer in Bismarck.

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    Our client suffered severe injuries in a head-on automobile crash when her vehicle was intentionally struck by a vehicle operated by her ex-boyfriend.

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