Hit and Run Attorneys in Kansas City
Our Award-Winning Team Can Fight for Fair Compensation on Your Behalf
If you were hit by a driver who then fled the scene, do you know how to make an insurance claim? Receiving compensation is not always easy when the at-fault party does not cooperate. You need an experienced attorney by your side if you’ve been the victim of a hit and run accident.
At Presley & Presley, LLC, we are committed to helping you obtain the compensation and justice you deserve. With more than 45 years of collective experience, our Kansas City hit and run lawyers can investigate your case and determine your legal options. We are not afraid to take on complex challenges on your behalf.
Causes of Hit and Run Accidents
We all know we should stop and help if we see an accident, much less cause one. Yet, the number of fatalities caused by hit-and-run accidents increased 60% between 2009 and 2016. Causing an accident is scary, and sometimes, at-fault drivers panic and make poor choices. They may convince themselves the collision wasn’t a big deal, so they don’t need to stop. Especially if there are fewer people around, drivers are more likely to think they can get away with a hit-and-run.
Some common reasons for leaving the scene of an accident include:
- Drunk driving
- Drugged driving
- Fear of getting caught driving without insurance or a license
- Fear of going to jail
What You Should Do After a Hit and Run Accident
Even after a hit and run, there are things you can do to improve your chances of receiving compensation. First, record as much information as you can regarding the vehicle that caused the crash. This includes:
- License plate (even partial information helps)
- Other identifiable features
- Which direction it went after hitting you
The more information you can provide to the police and our team, the higher our chances of tracking down the perpetrator.
Exploring All Your Options After a Hit and Run
If you are unable to determine the driver who caused your accident, you may still be able to recover compensation through your insurance. Uninsured and underinsured coverage exists to fill insurance gaps like those caused by a hit and run. However, your insurance company may fight against your claim and award you a reduced settlement, or none whatsoever. Our team can help you put together a strong case regardless of who you are facing.
At Presley & Presley, LLC, you don’t have to pay us anything unless we win your case. We are here to help people like you. Please reach out if you have been involved in a hit and run accident to see how we can help you.
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