Do You Know Your Rights After A Hit-And-Run?

Instead of remaining at the scene of an accident that they caused, many individuals flee the scene, leaving the other drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians there to deal with injuries and property damage. There are not very many actions that are more irresponsible than leaving the scene of a car accident. Though the individual left the scene, victims still have rights and options.

Understanding And Supportive Legal Representation

At the Knoxville law firm of Pryor Priest & Harber, our experienced personal injury attorneys take hit-and-run accidents very seriously. We understand the feelings of helplessness and confusion that accompany these situations.

Established in 1981, our firm is committed to standing up for victim’s rights and seeing that the negligent party is brought to justice. We utilize all of our resources to investigate the case and help determine who the party is who fled the scene.

You do not have to deal with the aftermath of a hit-and-run accident alone.

Drivers who leave the scene of an accident usually do so because they fear prosecution for something they did wrong. In a large number of hit-and-run accidents, the person responsible for the hit-and-run was a drunk driver. We handle all types of motor vehicle accidents with hit-and-run situations, such as:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
  • Distracted driving accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents

If a hit-and-run case goes to trial and the facts support it, it is possible for punitive damages to be awarded. These are granted in order to punish the negligent driver by awarding compensation that is in excess of the actual damages caused by the accident.

Skilled Assistance With Auto Insurance Issues

Underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM) on your own auto insurance policy may cover some of your property or physical damages that you incurred in the hit-and-run. We can help you seek compensation from your insurance company and deal with any other insurance issues that may arise.

Helping You Understand Your Rights

If you or a loved one has been injured in a hit-and-run, get in touch with our office today and schedule a free initial consultation with one of our car accident lawyers. Connect with us online or call us locally at 865-522-4191.