Hit and Run Car Accidents

While car accidents can be traumatic enough on their own, these collisions can be far more upsetting when other drivers fail to stop and, instead, flee the scene. In many cases of hit-and-runs, the drivers who flee are trying to avoid having to take responsibility for causing the accident and/or possibly facing criminal charges for their negligent or reckless behavior behind the wheel.

The Montgomery and Birmingham hit-and-run accident attorneys at Joe M. Reed & Associates, LLC are skilled at helping victims get the compensation they deserve.

The Montgomery and Birmingham hit-and-run accident attorneys at Joe M. Reed & Associates, LLC are skilled at helping victims get the compensation they deserve.

Regardless of why other drivers have fled the scene, accident victims should know that:

  • Even if the driver who caused the hit-and-run can’t be tracked down, victims may still be able to obtain compensation for their damages and losses.
  • The Montgomery and Birmingham hit and run car accidents attorneys at Joe M. Reed & Associates, LLC are skilled at helping victims get the compensation they deserve.

Hit-and-Run Accident Statistics: Hit-and-Runs on the Rise in the U.S.

Unfortunately, the incidence of hit-and-runs in the U.S. seems to be on the rise, according to reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In fact, hit-and-run accident statistics reveal that:

  • Over the past few years, there has been a nearly 4 percent increase in the number of hit-and-runs occurring in the U.S.
  • Fatalities caused by hit-and-run accidents have increased by approximately 13.7 percent despite the fact that the overall number of deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents has decreased by about 4.5 percent.
  • About 60 percent of all hit-and-run deaths involve pedestrians.
  • Motorists are more likely to flee the scene of the accident if they perceive that there is a reason to do so. In fact, some of the most commonly cited reasons for fleeing the accident scene include that drivers:
    • Were intoxicated and wanted to avoid DUI charges
    • Were driving without a license
    • Were afraid (which is commonly a factor with more inexperienced drivers)
    • Were otherwise negligent in causing the accident and want to avoid being held responsible for their role in the collision.

Compensation for Hit-and-Run Victims

When the negligent drivers who caused a hit-and-run leave victims to deal with the aftermath of these accidents on their own, these victims may be able to get compensation from their own insurers if they have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.

However, because insurance companies are notoriously difficult to deal with (as insurers typically want to minimize payouts on legitimate claims), it’s important that victims have experienced legal representation to ensure they get the full amount of compensation they deserve after hit-and runs.

Montgomery and Birmingham Hit-and Run Accident Attorneys at Joe M. Reed & Associates, LLC

After hit-and-run car accidents, you can count on the Montgomery and Birmingham car accident lawyers at Joe M. Reed & Associates LLC to:

  • Conduct thorough investigations to try to identify and track down the drivers responsible for hit-and-run accidents
  • Aggressively advocates your rights to justice and compensation
  • Stand up to insurers and get you the full amount of the compensation to which you are entitled.

Our experience, dedication and extensive legal knowledge make us effective at helping our clients obtain the best possible outcomes to their cases. By trusting us to represent you, you can rest assured that our skilled and dependable Montgomery and Birmingham car accident attorneys will build you a strong case, will stand up for your rights at every step of the legal process and will work tirelessly to resolve your case as favorably as possible.

Contact Us Today

You can learn more about your rights by setting up an initial consultation with our attorneys today. Call us at (334) 834-2000, or email us using the contact form at the top of this page. Initial consultations are free in most cases, and evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience.