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.
At Smith & Griffith, LLP, based in Anderson, South Carolina, we help injured people and their families obtain that compensation.
Who Causes A Hit-And-Run?
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.
In addition to criminal penalties for hit-and-run drivers who are apprehended, the law provides a civil remedy in the form of compensation for victims and their families. If you were hit while walking, biking or in a vehicle, call and speak with an experienced attorney about your rights.
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. Many motorcyclists have been cut off, T-boned or forced to drop their bikes because drivers either ignored them or looked but did not see them. 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 your 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. Any time you or a loved one is hurt in a car or truck collision, it’s important to seek legal advice if you have questions.
Questions About A Driver Leaving The Scene Of A Crash Or Injury? Call Us.
Searching for an attorney in the Anderson area who regularly handles hit-and-run accidents? Contact us online at Smith & Griffith, LLP, for a free consultation. To speak with a member of our team, ask a question or get more information, call us at 864-261-1912.