Houston Hit-and-Run Accident Attorneys
Hit-and-run accidents can be some of the most emotionally jarring and traumatic experiences a person can go through. Not only are you distraught over possible long-term injuries, but you are also dealing with feelings of shock, confusion, fear, and anger. Furthermore, recovery can put your job security at risk.
The Shellist Law Firm, PLLC is a personal injury law firm based in Houston, Texas. We are committed to helping our clients recover the compensation they need. Our team wants to help you get your life back on track after another person’s negligence caused you to suffer an injury.
We are dedicated to our clients and their needs, and we work tirelessly to ensure they are fully compensated for their losses. We know how to effectively navigate the legal system and work with insurance companies, which is why our clients trust us to protect their interests.
If you or someone you love was injured in a hit-and-run accident, call us today at (713) 999-6855 and learn more about your legal options.
What Is a Hit-and-Run Accident?
When someone gets into a car accident and immediately flees the scene, it is considered a hit-and-run accident. Any accident can have long-term effects, but a hit-and-run adds an extra layer of complexity. The at-fault driver is not present to provide information about themselves, their vehicle, and their insurance policy. Such negligence can leave the victim without legal recourse or financial compensation.
Why Do Hit-and-Run Drivers Flee the Scene?
A driver may escape the scene of an accident for many reasons. Most commonly, they do so because they are uninsured, or their policy cannot cover a victim’s losses.
Sometimes, drivers flee a wreck because they are intoxicated and do not want to face the consequences of their actions.
Hit-and-run accidents are also more common at night because it is easier for drivers to escape without being identified.
Recovering Damages in a Hit-and-Run Accident Case
If you were injured in such an accident, you will likely experience medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. If a loved one was killed in the accident, you are also dealing with an immense amount of grief and trauma.
No matter what, you need to know that you are not alone. Our team is here to help you fight for the compensation you need to rebuild your life.
In a hit-and-run accident, you can recover damages for:
- Lost wages
- Punitive damages
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
How Our Team Can Help
Hit-and-run accidents are especially difficult to prove because the burden of proof is on the accident victim. They must prove that the other driver fled the scene and was responsible for the accident.
Our lawyers are up for the challenge. We can help you collect the evidence you need to demonstrate the other driver’s fault. Our skilled attorneys can help you gather eyewitness accounts, police reports, and other evidence that can help you win your case.
To schedule time with our Houston hit-and-run personal injury team, call our office at (713) 999-6855 or fill out an online contact form.
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