Anderson Hit-And-Run Accident Attorney
Being injured by a driver who flees the scene of an accident is an awful experience. The fact that a person would drive away after injuring or killing another human being is shocking and disgraceful — and it is a crime in South Carolina — yet it happens frequently.
In addition to criminal penalties for hit-and-run drivers who are apprehended, the law provides civil remedy in the form of compensation for victims and their families. Smith & Griffith, LLP, based in Anderson, South Carolina, helps injured people and their families obtain that compensation.
Many hit-and-run accidents are caused by drivers who are drunk or under the influence of drugs, unlicensed or lacking insurance, or trying to avoid accountability for other legal problems. By law, all car insurance policies in South Carolina protect policyholders from losses caused by the negligence of such drivers.
Practical Advice And Strong Legal Representation
It is normal to be angry and confused about a hit-and-run accident. Our firm stands ready to help with practical advice and strong legal representation. As your attorneys, we will work hard to make sure you receive maximum compensation related to:
- Medical care for yourself or an injured family member
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
- When possible, punitive damages
- Property damage — an important area that you should discuss with a lawyer before accepting a settlement when you car is damaged by a hit-and-run driver
Hit-and-run accidents need to be reported to police, who can investigate the case. It is important to get contact information from any witnesses. It is important to seek legal advice if you have questions.
Questions About A Driver Leaving The Scene Of An Accident? Call Us.
Searching for an Anderson hit-and-run accident lawyer? Contact Smith & Griffith, LLP, for a free consultation.