Hit and Run Accident Attorneys in Kansas City, MO
Hit and run accidents in which someone is injured are particularly devastating because the identity of the driver responsible for the injury and damage is not even known. Often, the victim of such an accident must try to get compensation from his/her own uninsured motorist insurance. But if that insurance company should drag its heels or offer a settlement that is less than what is truly needed, that's when it's time to call a Kansas City, Missouri hit and run accident attorney. This attorney will be your legal voice and will work toward getting you the compensation you truly need.
Legal Obligation of Drivers Involved in Accidents
In the state of Missouri, all parties involved in a traffic accident must remain at the scene if there is either property damage or an injury or death. Failure to do so can result in criminal charges if the party who left the scene is found. These charges can be in the form of a misdemeanor or felony and can carry prison time as well as large fines. However, even if the guilty driver is found and charged, the victim must still pursue an injury claim with an insurance company. An experienced hit and run attorney can help you file and process this claim and negotiate with the insurance company so you can get the best outcome.
What to Do After a Hit and Run Accident
After a hit and run accident, stay at the scene and notify the police. Seek medical care for those who are injured. Write down any details that you can recall about the vehicle that hit you, including make and model, license plate letters or numbers, color of vehicle or similar. Speak with any witnesses at the scene and get their contact information. Take photos of the accident scene and look for any parts broken off of the other vehicle. Check for any local security cameras that may have recorded the incident. Also, be sure to keep documentation of all medical visits and a daily log of any pain and suffering that you have experienced as a result of the accident.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a Kansas City, Missouri Hit and Run Accident Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in a hit and run accident, call to schedule a free consultation with a Kansas City, Missouri hit and run accident attorney today. The experienced legal professionals at the PK Law Group will assist law enforcement in the investigation of your case and will be your legal voice in negotiations with the insurance company. Visit our web page at pklawgroup.com or give us a call at (816) 929-8777 and speak with one of our compassionate staff. We serve Kansas City, Missouri as well as North Kansas City, Lee's Summit, Raytown, Independence and surrounding areas. Let us give you the legal guidance you need.