Experienced Hit and Run Legal Representation
It’s hard to imagine how someone could just drive away after causing an accident. Did the driver even stop long enough to check on your welfare? Does that person care that you are stuck with medical bills and serious injuries?
Even if the driver is never identified, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries. Stephen Rue & Associates Law Firm in Louisiana, offers the veteran legal representation you need if you or a family member was the victim of a hit-and-run accident.
Important Facts about Hit and Run Accidents in Louisiana and in America
Hit-and-run crashes are increasing in many major cities, and hit-and-run fatalities are rising nationally as legislators in several states look to toughen laws to address this troubling “plague.
Hit and run crash research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that the number of fatal hit-and-run crashes is trending upward, from 1,274 in 2009, to 1,393 in 2010, to 1,449 in 2011.
Perhaps more significantly, the 13.7% increase in hit-and-run deaths over that three-year period occurred while traffic deaths overall were falling 4.5%, from 33,883 in 2009 to 32,367 in 2011.
Metairie Hit-And-Run Injury Attorneys
Our experienced hit and run personal injury lawyers have handled thousands of car wrecks in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana, including hit-and-run accidents. Whether you were injured as the driver or passenger in a car, or as a pedestrian or bicyclist, we will help you stand up for your rights to compensation.
It is against the law to leave the scene of a traffic accident without rendering aid to the injured, calling 911 or leaving identifying information. While the person who hit you may not ever be caught, your right to recover compensation is not dependent on criminal proceedings.
You are covered for injuries from a hit-and-run accident, including pedestrian accidents, through the uninsured motorist provision of your own insurance policy. Your insurance company should pay for your medical bills and future care, loss of income, lasting impairment, and pain and suffering. If the hit-and-run driver is identified at some future point, the insurance company can go after that person.