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Cook County Hit and Run Attorney

Englewood hit and run collision attorneys

Lawyers for Hit and Run Accidents in Chicago, Kenwood, and Gresham

All types of car accidents can be distressing since they can result in injuries that may threaten the life and health of drivers and passengers, as well as extensive damage to vehicles and other property. However, hit and run crashes can be even more difficult to deal with. When the person responsible for a collision flees the scene, this can leave victims unsure about what to do next, and they may worry that they will be unable to receive compensation through insurance claims or other means. In these situations, it is crucial to work with an experienced attorney who can advise victims on how to proceed and advocate for them to receive the compensation they deserve.

At the law firm of Karchmar & Lambert, P.C. we provide representation for victims in all types of motor vehicle collisions, and we fight to make sure those who have been injured are made whole. Our lawyers have more than 50 combined years of legal experience, and we can help you identify a hit and run driver and determine the potential avenues for addressing your damages. Whether we are negotiating with an insurance company or pursuing a personal injury lawsuit against a driver who was responsible for your injuries, we will advocate for your rights and interests, and you will not be required to pay any legal fees until we achieve victory in your case.

Legal Options in Hit and Run Collisions

Following a car crash, drivers are required by law to stay at the scene, provide aid to anyone who needs it, and exchange insurance and contact information with others who were involved. Unfortunately, some drivers flee the scene of a collision rather than staying and following their legal requirements. They may do so because they had been using alcohol or drugs and are afraid of facing drunk driving charges, or they may worry that they will face consequences for driving without a license or driving without valid auto insurance. Even if a driver has not committed a serious violation, they may know that they were at fault for the crash, and by leaving the scene without providing identifying information, they may hope that they can avoid having to pay for the injuries and damages they have caused.

Following a hit and run crash, our attorneys can perform an investigation and work to identify the driver who was at fault for the collision. We will determine whether there is any evidence available, such as footage from nearby security cameras or traffic cameras that may have captured the driver's license plate number or identifying details about the vehicle. We will also contact any witnesses who may be able to provide details that can be used to identify a driver who committed a hit and run and hold them responsible for the harm they have caused.

Even if a driver cannot be identified, victims of hit and run collisions will have other options for obtaining compensation. Liability insurance policies typically include uninsured motorist coverage that will address situations where a car crash was caused by a driver who did not remain at the scene. When making this type of insurance claim, we can ensure that victims provide the right information, and we will work to negotiate a settlement that fully covers the injuries and other damages suffered in a collision.

Contact Our Chatham Hit and Run Lawyers

Victims of hit and run crashes may feel like they have few options, but the attorneys of Karchmar & Lambert, P.C. can provide legal help in these situations and ensure that drivers and passengers take the right steps to receive compensation. In addition to helping identify a hit and run driver and assisting with filing insurance claims, we can determine whether other parties may be held liable for a collision, such as the manufacturer of defective auto parts. To set up a free consultation and learn how we can assist with your hit and run case, contact us at 312-977-1300. We work with injury victims in Cook County and the surrounding suburbs, including neighborhoods throughout Chicago such as South Shore, Garfield Park, Gresham, Austin, Ashburn, Pullman, Chatham, Englewood, Bronzeville, and Kenwood.

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