In an ideal world, no one would ever leave the scene of an accident. Sadly, some people choose to try and escape their responsibility, even when it means leaving an injured person to suffer in their wake. When these horrific acts occur, justice must be served.
At Kass & Moses, our motorcycle accident lawyers believe that hit-and-run offenders are the worst, and we do everything in our power to ensure they are brought to justice.
Immediately after taking your case we will reach out to the authorities and witnesses from your crash. We may be able to get video footage of the crash from nearby businesses, security cameras or others on the scene. This can help the police track down the errant driver.
Even if we are unable to determine who left the scene of the crash, we may still be able to get you compensation for your injuries.
Hit-and-run incidents are one of the reasons we encourage all bikers to maintain ample uninsured/under-insured motorist coverage as part of their motorcycle insurance policy. This coverage is not very expensive and can protect you if someone leaves the scene of a crash.
We recommend that you carry as much of this insurance as you can afford, but at least $300,000. Although that may seem like a lot of coverage, it is important to remember that injuries following a motorcycle crash are often severe and your medical bills may easily approach that figure.
What to Do Following a Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Accident
- File a police report immediately - Even if the driver has fled the scene, you must file a police report as soon as possible after the crash, preferably from the scene of the crash. The police officer will be able to document the crash and may be able to find the driver. In addition, the police officer will document the scene of the crash and will complete a report of his or her findings.
- Get medical help as soon as possible after the crash - Even if you initially feel you can manage your injuries, it is important to understand that pain, bruising, and swelling can take hours or even days to develop. Also, people with concussions may initially feel fine or just be a little shaken up. It is always good to get checked out immediately following a crash. Failing to do so can put you at risk of exacerbating possible injuries. Also, insurance companies may say that your injuries were minor since you did not seek care.
- Contact an experienced motorcycle lawyer - Reach out as soon as possible, even from the scene of the accident.
When you call the personal injury attorneys Kass & Moses at 1-800-MOTORCYCLE, you set the wheels in motion to get you the compensation you deserve. Our team has over 25 years of experience representing injured bikers, including many victims of hit-and-run crashes. We will work tirelessly to get you fair compensation for your injuries. We will fight to bring the dangerous individual to justice so they cannot harm anyone else.
Contact Kass & Moses today for a free initial phone consultation. Remember that you will never be charged a fee unless we get compensation for you.