When most people hear the phrase “hit-and-run,” their thoughts immediately turn to the criminal aspect of the event. As a traffic violation, a hit-and-run accident can carry significant penalties. Additionally, the victim of a hit-and-run can suffer serious property damage as well as catastrophic injuries.
At Cross Border Law, our lawyers have extensive experience representing injured Canadian and United States clients. We have a thorough understanding of personal injury law on both sides of the border. Contact our Vancouver, British Columbia, or Seattle, Washington, offices to discuss your accident and resulting injuries with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer.
SEEKING MONETARY COMPENSATION FOR YOUR INJURIES
Following a motor vehicle accident, you will likely struggle financially. Whether due to lost wages, medical bills or repairing your car, financial peril is often a consequence of serious accidents. It is the goal of our firm to pursue the maximum monetary recovery possible through settlement or courtroom litigation.
- In a vehicle: If the hit-and-run occurred while you were in a vehicle, you will likely suffer both damage to your car and serious trauma. This trauma might be in the form of head injuries, neck injuries or spinal cord damage. As soon as you are medically ready, it is wise to discuss your case with a skilled personal injury lawyer.
- As a pedestrian: It is not uncommon for a vehicle to strike a pedestrian and then speed off to avoid legal consequences. Pedestrians, unfortunately, often suffer catastrophic injuries or fatalities in hit-and-run accidents. If you were injured or you have lost a loved one, schedule a consultation at our offices to discuss your case.
Victims are often concerned that there will not be anyone to hold liable for the accident. If the negligent driver cannot be located through law enforcement’s investigation, you might be able to recover compensation from your own insurer. A lawyer at our firm can explain your legal options for compensation.
Call or email Cross Border Law to discuss your hit-and-run accident and resultant injuries.