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Antaramian Law, APC  May 9, 2024

Do I Still Have a Case if I Was Involved in a Hit and Run? 

Being involved in a hit-and-run accident is among the most distressing experiences one can endure on the roads. The sudden jolt of the impact followed by the realization that the other party has fled the scene can leave you feeling vulnerable and confused.  

In the aftermath, victims often find themselves lost, struggling not only with their physical injuries but also with the emotional and financial burdens that follow. It's a time when compassionate support and guidance are critical, and understanding your legal rights becomes a must. 

At Antaramian Law, APC, I specialize in providing comprehensive legal assistance to victims of hit-and-run accidents. My approach is centered around understanding your unique situation and crafting a legal strategy tailored to your needs.  

As your personal injury attorney, I aim to ensure that justice is served, advocating for your rights and working tirelessly to pursue compensation for your injuries and losses. I know the tactics often employed by insurance companies to minimize payouts, and I’m prepared to fight vigorously on your behalf. 

Defining a Hit-and-Run Accident in California

In California, a hit-and-run accident is defined as an incident where one party involved in the accident leaves the scene without identifying themselves to the other parties involved or to law enforcement.  

These situations can range from minor scrapes in parking lots to serious collisions at intersections. Regardless of the severity, fleeing the scene of an accident is not only unethical but also illegal. 

Immediate Steps After a Hit and Run

Following a hit and run, your priority should be safety and health. If possible, move to a safe location and assess yourself for injuries. Call 911 if immediate medical attention is needed. Even if it seems you are unharmed, some injuries can manifest hours or days later, so you should still seek a medical evaluation.  

It's also wise to compile as much information as possible about the incident, such as the time, location, any details of the fleeing vehicle/person you might have caught, and eyewitness accounts. This information will be invaluable as you move forward with your case. 

Legal Options for Hit-and-Run Victims in California

I recognize the frustration and sense of injustice that comes when the at-fault driver fails to take responsibility for their actions. My team is dedicated to investigating your case thoroughly, utilizing all available resources to identify the responsible party, and holding them accountable. I believe that no victim should be left to bear the consequences alone, and I’m here to ensure that you receive the legal representation you deserve. 

Here are a few steps that are important following a hit-and-run accident: 

  1. File a police report: It’s imperative to file a report with the police as soon as possible. This document will serve as a crucial piece of evidence when filing claims and seeking compensation. 

  1. Seek medical and legal help: After ensuring you are physically okay, your next step should be consulting with a personal injury attorney. With my extensive experience, having previously worked with and against insurance companies, I stand ready to provide the legal guidance you need. 

  1. Understand insurance and compensation: California's insurance rules and the complications of hit-and-run cases can feel overwhelming. I am committed to helping you through these challenges so you understand your rights and the compensation you may be entitled to. 

Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Victims of hit-and-run accidents in Los Angeles, California, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Orange County, Ventura County, and Kern County, face several challenges, including the difficulty of identifying the at-fault driver and dealing with insurance complications. Despite these hurdles, there are ways to overcome them: 

  • Unidentified at-fault driver: We can explore options through your own insurance policy, such as uninsured motorist coverage, which may compensate for your losses. 

  • Lack of insurance coverage: I can assist you in investigating all possible sources of compensation, ensuring that no stone is left unturned. 

  • Time limits for legal action: California law imposes strict deadlines, known as statutes of limitations, for filing a claim. It's essential to act swiftly to preserve your right to seek damages. 

Contact Me for Knowledgeable Representation

Victims of hit-and-run accidents often feel helpless and despondent, but there is hope. By understanding your legal options and taking decisive action, you can pursue justice and compensation. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a hit and run in Los Angeles or the surrounding counties, I’m available to offer the compassionate, comprehensive legal support you deserve. 

Remember, you don’t have to go through this alone. I’ve helped many victims of hit-and-run accidents protect their rights and secure the compensation they need to move forward. Reach out to me at Antaramian Law, APC, and allow me to guide you through this challenging time with the dedicated assistance your case warrants. Your recovery and pursuit of justice are my top priorities. 


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