Idaho Hit and Run Car Accident Lawyers
When you are involved in a hit and run accident, you may be left wondering what to do next. This page provides information and resources to help guide you through this confusing and frustrating time. At Hansen Injury Law, our Idaho hit and run car accident lawyers are here to help you understand your rights and get the compensation you need and deserve.
At the Scene of a Hit and Run Accident: What to Do
It is important to know what to do immediately after experiencing a hit and run accident. Staying calm, collecting evidence, and calling for help can strengthen your case. After the accident, you should:
- Let the driver go. Do not attempt to follow them.
- Contact the police
- Talk to eyewitnesses and collect their contact information
- Take pictures of the damages
- Contact Idaho hit and run car accident lawyers
Your Idaho Hit and Run Laws
Hit and run accidents are very illegal. Anyone who inflicts injuries on passengers or damages to your vehicle can be arrested if they flee the scene. Depending on your state laws they may even receive jail time.
Idaho law requires that you leave your contact and insurance information with the other driver after an accident. Other information that must be shared includes:
- Legal name
- Drivers license and proof of registration
- If car owner cannot be found, leave a note with information
You should always call the police after a hit and run accident. Idaho law also states that you are required to report the if the it caused any injury, death, or caused $1500 more in damages to the vehicle.
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How Can an Uninsured Motorist Claim Help My Idaho Hit and Run Case?
Unfortunately, the at-fault driver in a hit and run car accident often flees the scene. This generally occurs because the driver is either uninsured or scared of being discovered. Whatever the case, this understandably worries many victims. With no driver or insurance company to sue for damages, you may be wondering how you will pay for expensive medical bills and property damage. Fortunately, you can be compensated by filing and uninsured motorist claim.
An uninsured motorist claim exists to help car accident victims who are hit by a driver who does not have insurance or leaves the scene and cannot be found. If the at-fault driver flees the scene and is not found, they are automatically considered an uninsured driver, thereby making you eligible to file an uninsured motorist claim through your own car insurance company. This is very beneficial because it will not come out of your personal insurance claim. This will help compensate you for:
- Physical injuries
- Psychological damage
- Lost income and wages (present and future)
- Pain and suffering
What Can Idaho Hit and Run Lawyers Do For Me?
Hiring Idaho hit and run car accident lawyers can greatly increase your chances of filing a successful injury claim. At Hansen Injury Law Firm, our attorneys are experienced and work with real accident victims on a daily basis. We promise to work hard to get you the compensation you need to recover from your injuries, and will handle your case with compassion and integrity.
You do not have to go through this process alone. Call us today for a free consultation, and no out of pocket expenses.