Hit-and-Run Accident Attorneys in Temecula
Lawyers with 50+ Years of Combined Experience Serving Clients in Hemet & Surrounding Areas
In addition to catastrophic, debilitating, or even paralyzing injuries that can result from a hit-and-run accident, victims and their families are often filled with deep anger and confusion. While the driver may not be found, it is important to realize that you may be entitled to significant compensation.
It is essential to partner with an experienced law firm. At Sweeney, Sweeney & Sweeney, APC, our Temecula hit-and-run accident lawyers have the knowledge and resources to help effectively guide you through your case. When you hire our firm, you will receive a combination of compassionate counsel and aggressive advocacy.
Understanding Hit-and-Run Accidents in Temecula
In California, when a driver fails to stop after a crash and carry out the procedures required by law, it is referred to as a hit-and-run accident.
When a crash occurs, drivers must:
- Remain at the scene
- Exchange insurance information
When a driver refuses to abide by these three laws, and the crash results in the injury or death of another, he or she can be charged with a felony hit-and-run and face incarceration. If the driver can be identified, he or she can be held accountable for their actions and be required to pay for the victim’s losses.
However, if a driver leaves the scene of an accident unidentified, it can leave the victim with limited options and make it much more challenging to recover what you are owed. In either case, it is critical to seek legal counsel immediately to discover your legal options.
Helping You Obtain Compensation after a Hit-and-Run Accident
At Sweeney, Sweeney & Sweeney, APC, we will bring our rigorous approach, which we have honed over our more than 50 combined years of practice, to investigating the facts of your loss and maximizing your compensation, if you or someone close to you is a victim of a hit-and-run car accident. We will look into and pursue all means of securing damages through all potential insurance policies and
This personal, hands-on approach to personal injury cases has allowed us to obtain millions of dollars in compensation for our clients in thousands of personal injury cases. We encourage you to get in touch and schedule a free initial consultation as soon as possible. We are here to take care of the legal side of things, while you focus on healing and recovery.
Should I provide a recorded statement to the insurance company?
It is our strong recommendation that this not be done without legal representation so as not to jeopardize your claim. The reality is that insurance claims adjusters are skilled at asking questions that are designed to result in the reduction or denial of your claim. Insurance companies are businesses, and they are in business to make money. Their lawyers often try to use recorded statements in order to minimize or deny the value of accident claims. You need us to help you.
Should I inform the other party's insurance company about the accident?
To pursue the claim, the other party’s insurance company needs to be contacted. However, the other party's insurer — and likely your insurer — may take something that you said and manipulate your statement in order to minimize or altogether deny your accident claim. Again, contact us as soon as possible after your accident, as we can handle any further communication with the insurance companies to ensure no misunderstandings occur and you claim is not jeopardized. Also, if the other party's insurer contacts you for information, you are not obliged to make any statements. Instead, refer the insurer to your attorney.
Should I inform my insurance company that I was involved in a crash?
Yes. Waiting to notify your insurer could result in your accident not being covered. However, when you contact the insurance company, provide only the facts of the case and avoid making any statements about who was at fault. You should contact a personal injury lawyer before making any more statements to the insurance company.
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