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Car Accident Attorneys with Extensive Courtroom Experience Serving Virginia
Car accidents can be caused by negligence, recklessness or intentional misconduct. The vast majority of crashes are due to negligence. While most instances of negligence do not carry criminal consequences, at-fault drivers often worry about potential consequences after they have caused a crash. This may be due to a lack of valid driver's license, lack of insurance or the sheer amount of damage or injuries. When these drivers leave the scene, the accident becomes known as a hit and run.
A hit and run can involve two or more vehicles, a vehicle and a bicycle or a vehicle and a pedestrian. It is illegal in Virginia to leave the scene of an accident. However, this criminal law does not deter many people from absconding from the scene. Hit and run accidents are especially stressful for victims because they create an air of uncertainty about who will be paying for injuries and how to find that person. Contacting an experienced car accident lawyer should be your first course of action following a hit and run.
The Stellute Law Firm is comprised of three skilled attorneys who have dedicated their lives to protecting the rights of victims. Over the past fifty years, The Stellute Law Firm has fought inside courtrooms and negotiation meetings to secure results for their clients.
To discover why The Stellute Law Firm is referred to as "The One to Know," call today at (757) 722-2815 to schedule a free initial consultation.
What Do I Do After a Hit and Run Accident?
You are injured, your car is totaled, and you are not the person who caused the accident. However, the at-fault driver is nowhere to be found. What do you do?
First, find a skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer that you can trust. The Stellute Law Firm has been litigating car accident claims for a combined total of over 50 years, and over the decades, they have learned the finesse, zeal, and passion necessary to properly represent and advocate for clients. Our attorneys can help explain what your next steps should be.
The best method of proceeding may be to find the other driver. Lawyers have a bevy of talented investigators who can take clues and evidence to locate at-fault drivers. In addition, because leaving after colliding is a crime, the police may also be pursuing leads. If the at-fault driver is found, you can initiate a personal injury claim.
Proving a Hit and Run Case
If the driver acted negligently, you will need to prove (1) the driver had a legal duty of care towards you, (2) the driver breached this duty, (3) the driver caused your injuries, and (4) you suffered injuries.
If you succeed in proving fault at trial, you will then need to prove the amount of your damages.
Types of Damages in Hit and Run Cases
You are entitled to compensation that will make you whole. Virginia recognizes multiple different types of damages, including:
Past and Future Medical Expenses
Past and Future Lost Wages
Pain and Suffering
Hire Our Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer to Aggressively Pursue Hit and Run Drivers
Justice provides appropriate compensation to victims who have suffered harm at the hands of negligent parties. Hit and run accidents are no exception. The Stellute Law Firm has pursued thousands of negligent defendants involved in car accidents over the past 50 years.
Call us today to discuss your case for free at (757) 722-2815.