If you were injured in a collision with a hit-and-run driver, you could seek compensation for your medical bills and other damages. You can get help holding the driver accountable from a Morris Bart law office attorney who takes on hit-and-run accident cases in the Mobile, Alabama, area.
Our team will evaluate your options for seeking compensation and explain your rights and what steps we think you should take. We can discuss your collision and injuries during your free consultation with our Mobile team.
Pursuing Damages After a Mobile Hit-and-Run Collision
If the police can identify the at-fault driver who hurt our client, we can proceed with their claim or lawsuit as we usually would. If the driver is still unknown, we may:
- Compile evidence to attempt to discover the driver’s identity
- Try to identify another liable party
- Pursue damages based on the victim’s uninsured motorist insurance coverage
The recoverable damages in your case could include the various expenses and losses you experienced, including:
- Medical bills
- Future medical needs related to your accident
- Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
- Car repairs
- Pain and suffering and other intangible losses
A hit-and-run accident lawyer with the Morris Bart law firm knows how to pursue damages in Mobile-area cases based on the unique circumstances of these types of accidents. We secured a $550,000 payout for our client in a recent hit and run case we handled. Our client suffered a back injury that included a protruding and herniated disc in their spine that required surgery.
We will Review Your Hit-and-Run Case for Free Today
When a Morris Bart Law firm lawyer works with you on your hit-and-run accident case, we seek compensation based on your losses. When possible, we also want to hold the at-fault driver responsible for their careless actions that caused the crash and for leaving the accident scene.
Identifying the driver who caused your collision and left the scene is paramount to your civil case. If the police department did not find the at-fault motorist in their handling of your crash, it may be possible for us to uncover additional evidence that points to the motorist’s identity. This could include:
- Witness statements
- Nearby surveillance cameras
- Dashcam video
- Records of car repairs
We Get Results
When possible, we want to build a case against the at-fault driver before considering other compensation options. We have fought for the best possible outcome for our clients for more than 40 years, and we know what it takes to secure financial recovery after this type of accident. We are a contingency fee firm with 16 offices in four states.
We represent car accident victims in all areas of:
In 2019, we recovered compensation for around 6,500 clients, including those hurt in hit and run collisions. You can explore your legal options with a team member from the Morris Bart law office in Mobile during a free case review today. We can share how we can help, and you can get answers to your questions.
How We Litigate a Civil Hit-and-Run Accident Case
Under Ala. Code §32-10-1, it is illegal for drivers involved in a collision to leave the scene of the crash until they have taken several steps, which include:
- Reporting the accident to law enforcement or calling 911
- Giving their information to the responding officers and speaking with them about the incident as requested
- Assisting anyone injured in the accident, such as calling 911
At the Morris Bart law office in Mobile, we conduct our own investigation into the collision to gather support for our client’s insurance claim. This could allow us to negotiate an appropriate payment based on our client’s financial losses and injuries in a hit-and-run accident.
While most cases settle out of court, we sometimes need to sue the hit-and-run driver. If we litigate your case, we will represent you to the judge and jury and present a solid argument for a verdict and just award.
Act Quickly Before Your Time Runs Out
Evidence that supports a car accident case can disappear quickly. Video can be recorded over, witnesses can forget what they saw, and physical evidence can get lost or be destroyed. The earlier we know about your case, the more evidence we may be able to collect which could make it easier to identify the hit-and-run driver and build a solid case against them.
There are deadlines for suing the liable parties in Alabama traffic accident cases. Under Ala. Code §6-2-38, most victims have two years to sue the at-fault driver. However, some victims have even less time. This is another reason why we encourage you to contact us quickly after your accident.
Get Your Free Case Evaluation with an Attorney on Our Team Today
You can speak with a team member from the Morris Bart law office in Mobile about your accident and legal options today. We offer free consultations and assessments of car accident cases for victims in greater Mobile County and other nearby areas. Call (251) 298-8380 now to begin the process.
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