Detroit Lakes Hit & Run Accident Lawyers
Helping Victims of Hit & Runs Receive Just Compensation
Hit and run accidents occur when a driver flees the scene of an accident. Often, the driver who flees is at fault for the collision. The at-fault driver may choose to leave the scene for any number of reasons, including that they do not have auto insurance or were intoxicated at the time of the accident. The main challenge in recovering compensation from the liable party is that you do not know who the person is. In these complex situations, it is necessary to work with an experienced hit and run accident lawyer in Detroit Lakes.
The Detroit Lakes hit and run accident attorneys at Maring Williams Law Office have decades of combined experience helping clients in a variety of personal injury cases, including all types of car accidents. Our investigative experience and the relationships we have developed with accident reconstruction experts, private investigators, and other industry professionals allow us to help our clients navigate the legal process quickly and efficiently. In every instance, we strive for the best possible outcome, including the maximum compensation our clients deserve.
If you were injured in a hit and run accident, contact Maring Williams Law Office for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
Types of Hit & Run Accidents
While collisions involving two or more vehicles are one of the more common types of hit and run accidents, there are actually a number of different types of accidents that are classified as hit and runs. Any time a motor vehicle collides with another vehicle or person and the at-fault motorist flees the scene, it is a hit and run.
At Maring Williams Law Office, we represent victims of all types of hit and run accidents, including those involving:
- Another car
- Multiple vehicles
- Commercial vehicles
Whether your accident involved multiple vehicles, bicycles, or pedestrians, it is important to seek the full and fair compensation you are owed. You might be facing steep medical bills, property damage, and lost wages, not to mention considerable physical and emotional pain and suffering.
It is our goal to determine liability by using advanced investigatory techniques and drawing upon our wealth of experience. Clients trust us to fight diligently on their behalf in an effort to recover the maximum compensation possible.
What Happens If a Motorist Flees the Scene of an Accident in Minnesota?
If a motorist feels the scene of an accident before you can get their contact or insurance information, you may still have options for obtaining compensation. For example, if your auto insurance policy includes uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage, this will kick in since the at fault party is unknown. Additionally, the police and/or your lawyer can conduct investigations to locate the liable party.
Here is what you should do if you are involved in an accident with a hit and run driver to improve your chances of receiving a fair settlement:
- Do NOT attempt to follow the hit and run driver—this will not only compromise the accident scene but can also lead to other serious accidents.
- Take notes on anything and everything you can remember about the hit and run driver and their vehicle. Any details, such as the vehicle’s color, a portion of the license plate number, what hair color the driver had, any bumper stickers you saw, etc. are helpful.
- Contact the police right away to file an accident report. Be as detailed as you can to give them the best chance of locating the driver.
- Contact an attorney to discuss your legal options and potential avenues for compensation.
Speaking with a local hit and run accident attorney in Detroit Lakes should come free of charge, so we recommend scheduling a consultation to help you determine whether you have a case worth pursuing. At Maring Williams Law Office, we have seen it all, so we can offer counsel regarding whether it is likely the driver will be found and whether your insurance will allow you other routes for compensation.
What Are My Options for Compensation?
Even if establishing fault is not possible, many drivers carry uninsured or underinsured motorist policies in their own insurance. That is to say, your own insurance policy might be able to pay out a specified amount to help you with the financial consequences of a hit and run accident. Our attorneys can examine your policy and help you understand the compensation you are owed. If there are difficulties in claiming your policy, we can represent you as you challenge your denial.
How We Can Help
The attorneys at Maring Williams Law Office have decades of experience standing up for those injured by hit and run drivers in Minnesota. Our legal team will do everything we can to seek compensation on your behalf, including conducting an investigation, communicating with the police and insurers, and negotiating on your behalf.
To learn more, contact our firm now by calling (218) 228-6332 or sending us a secure message online to book your free case evaluation. We represent clients throughout the Fargo–Moorhead ND-MN metropolitan area.
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