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Hit and Run

Columbus Hit & Run Accident Attorney

How to Get Compensation After a Hit & Run

After being hurt in a hit and run accident, it can be all too easy to think you don’t have any way to get the compensation you need to recover. You might be thinking, “How can I sue someone who I never had the chance to identify after the car accident?” While filing a claim against the hit and run driver might be out of the question, you might still be able to get compensation through your uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) policy.

To file a hit and run accident claim with your auto insurance provider, start by connecting with Ross, Midian & Breitmayer, LLC in Columbus, Ohio. Your insurance provider is supposed to be on your side, but, as you will probably see soon if you have not seen it already, they will still fight their own policyholders if it means saving their profit margins. To save yourself the stress of dealing with them alone, get us on your side today.

Call (614) 450-2223 or contact us online to learn more about how to manage a hit and run accident claim.

How Does UM/UIM Insurance Work?

Uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance normally provides coverage to you from your own auto insurance company after you are hit by another driver who has no insurance or not enough to cover your damages. However, uninsured motorist insurance will usually work to cover the damages caused by a driver who cannot be identified because an unidentified driver is effectively the same as an uninsured driver. Therefore, if you were hurt in a hit and run, which means the driver left before being identified, then your UM policy could help.

A UM policy can provide coverage for:

  • Bodily injuries per person
  • Bodily injuries per accident
  • Property damage per accident

Uninsured motorist insurance coverage is not included by default in most auto insurance policies, though. If you did not opt to buy UM coverage, then you might not have it. Your hit and run accident case would be more complicated from that point.

Identifying a Hit and Run Driver

If you do not have UM insurance, then your only option to pursue compensation might hinge upon identifying the hit and run driver. It might be difficult to identify them, but it also is not outright impossible in many situations.

Tell the police as much as you can about the hit and run driver, such as:

  • Basic description of their appearance
  • Color of their car
  • What part of their car struck yours
  • Which direction they headed when they left
  • Any digits of their license plate you can remember

With some investigative work and a bit more luck, the police might be able to identify and locate the driver to apprehend them. Not only will apprehending the hit and run driver allow you to file a claim against them, but it will also remove a dangerous driver from the road who could later hurt someone else.

Let Our Team Manage Your Claim

No matter the approach to your hit and run accident claim, it could be stressful, and you have already gone through enough as it is. Let our Columbus hit and run accident lawyers manage your claim and work on your behalf, so you don’t need to add even more stress onto your shoulders and tasks onto your schedule. As one of the first law firms that locals call for legal help, you know you can trust us with your case and to pursue as much compensation as possible.

Contact us today to get your case moving.

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    “Got my case resolved, and they helped me through each step of the way! I would definitely recommend them.”

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    “George was great to work with following a personal injury accident. He explored every single option to achieve the results we were looking for. RMB was also excellent at keeping me updated on the progress of my case.”

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We've Recovered Millions for Injured Clients
  • Bus Passenger Accident $300,000

    The client was a passenger on a bus, which ran off the road into a ditch causing two compression fractures in his low back (non-surgical).

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $250,000 Policy Limits

    Client was struck by vehicle that ran a stop sign. Multiple fractures.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $250,000 Policy Limits

    Client was involved in head on collision which required extraction.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $200,000

    Multiple-impact, rear-end collision resulting in multiple disc herniations.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $185,000

    Client was struck by vehicle that ran a stop sign.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $185,000

    Client was struck by vehicle that ran stop sign and rolled Jeep. Client walked away but subsequently developed shoulder injuries.

  • Motorcycle Crash $150,000

    Defendant came across three lanes of traffic and struck client who was on his motorcycle. Client suffered substantial “road rash” and a knee injury (non-surgical).

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $100,000 Policy Limits

    Client was rear-ended causing low back injury requiring fusion surgery.

  • T-Bone Accident $90,000

    The defendant failed to stop at a red light and T-boned the client on the passenger side of her vehicle.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $90,000

    Defendant ran a red light and t-boned the vehicle in which client was a passenger. Client suffered a rotator cuff tear, necessitating surgical intervention.

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    Our experienced attorneys will handle everything connected to your claim, so that you can focus on your recovery.

  • Client-First Approach

    We pride ourselves on our client-first approach, which compels us to treat each client like a close friend or family member.

  • Trial Experience

    We possess extensive trial experience and are not afraid to take your case to trial to fight for the justice you deserve.

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    At RMB, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with the responsiveness & attentiveness that they need and deserve. 

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If you schedule an appointment with us, you will have one of our lawyers (not a paralegal or admin), at your home or place of business to answer all the questions you have about your claim. There is no bait and switch with RMB. If you choose us, WE will handle your injury claim from beginning to end.