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The day it happened started out just like any other. Taking walks on warm days is one of your favorite ways to get some exercise, so you decided to take a stroll to one of your favorite coffee shops. You just needed to cross the street to get to the shop. You had just stepped into the crosswalk when a vehicle suddenly hit you. You met the concrete with a slam and felt your arm crushed under the vehicle’s weight as it drove over you. You look up, hoping to see the driver run to your aid. Instead, you watched the car speed away. Bystanders called 911, but the culprit was long gone from the scene when the EMTs and police arrived.

After a hit-and-run, you feel lost and alone. Without the at-fault driver’s insurance information, you’re stuck paying for the ambulance ride, hospital stay, surgery, and lost wages as you recover. At a time like this, you need a reliable hit-and-run accident lawyer for support. Miley Legal will help you through every step of the legal process, and they’ll make sure you receive compensation for your damages. Have you been in a hit-and-run crash in West Virginia? Call Miley Legal today to schedule your free initial consultation.

Types of Hit-and-Run Accidents and Injuries

Any car accident—a rear-end, sideswipe, or T-bone collision—can be a hit-and-run. The defining factor of a hit-and-run is that the responsible party left the accident scene. Usually, the defendant leaves the car accident scene to avoid the consequences of hitting someone—their license is suspended or due to not having auto insurance coverage, for example.

A hit-and-run accident can cause a large variety of injuries, including:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Concussions
  • Lacerations

A car accident lawyer can maximize compensation if you’ve been injured in a hit-and-run accident.

Where Do Hit-and-Run Accidents Occur in West Virginia?

Hit-and-run accidents can occur anywhere—a parking lot, a congested intersection, or a rural highway. However, hit-and-runs are more common on busier roadways.

Some of the most dangerous roads in West Virginia in terms include:

  • Interstate 79
  • Interstate 68
  • US-33
  • US-50

Learning About Personal Injury Law

Learning about personal injury claims can help you understand your case better.

Here are some essential terms to know:

  • Negligence: A careless action—or lack of reasonable action—that damages property or causes injury to another person. Distracted driving is a form of negligence.
  • Statute of limitations: The amount of time you have to seek legal action for your damages. In West Virginia, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the accident.
  • Policy limits: How much the other driver’s insurance company will pay for your damages? If your damages exceed the company’s policy limits, the responsible party may have to pay for the rest of your expenses out of pocket.

Why Do You Need a Hit-and-Run Accident Lawyer?

An experienced hit-and-run accident lawyer can help you earn the compensation you deserve for your damages. Your lawyer will maximize your settlement amount even if you can’t identify the at-fault driver. They’ll do this by negotiating with the insurance companies and building a solid case for you with strong evidence that the at-fault driver fled the accident scene. Miley Legal is here to help you. We understand how uncertain and anxious personal injury victims feel after hit-and-run accidents. We want you to focus on recovering while we handle your case.

Call one of our personal injury lawyers and schedule your free consultation.

FAQ

Is leaving the scene of an accident illegal?

Under West Virginia law, leaving the scene of an accident you caused is illegal. It is considered a misdemeanor crime. This means you’ll face more consequences if you flee the accident then if you wait for the police to arrive.

What happens if you can't find the other driver?

If you can’t find the responsible driver, you can file a claim with your insurance company. Still, you might want to work with a lawyer. Your insurance company might give you a low offer for your damages. A hit-and-run accident lawyer will help negotiate with your insurance company so you receive the compensation you deserve.

What are typical settlement amounts for hit-and-run accidents?

Since every hit-and-run accident differs, it isn’t easy to estimate a settlement amount. Many factors can affect your settlement, such as lost wages, the severity of your injuries, and future expenses you may have. For example, if the accident caused significant injuries, you’ll likely earn more than if you only received a few scrapes and bruises.

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