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How to Claim Compensation in Hit and Run Cases

Steve Wagner

Hit and run accidents are far too common. recently reported a major incident where a hit and run accident outside a bar in Columbus, IN left a victim with fatal head injuries. The driver, instead of stopping and helping the victim, chose to flee. In this incident, the law succeeded in catching up with the driver. The driver was charged with reckless homicide, marijuana possession, and fleeing the scene of an accident that resulted in death.

In many cases, the identities of the perpetrators who choose to flee remain unknown. This raises a difficult legal situation when it comes to claiming damages, but the fact that the defendant is not present, or even identified for that matter, should not be a deterrent in pursuing personal injury cases.

A skilled Indiana motor vehicle accident attorney can help the victim in many ways:

  • The personal injury lawyer can conduct investigations on their own, to supplement the police inquiry and to help identify the driver.
  • The personal injury lawyer can study the case in-depth and, by virtue of their experience, say whether the blame may be attributable to other factors, such as poor road conditions. In this case the absconding driver is not the only one responsible when it comes to compensation.
  • Depending on the facts and circumstances, they can place blame on the law enforcement officers, for their failure to catch the absconding hit and run driver, and seek to extract damages from the state.
  • The personal injury attorney can help the victim claim uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance. According to, insurance companies may not readily agree to provide compensation, and a competent Indiana personal injury lawyer can negotiate with the insurance company and reach a settlement.

Wagner Reese is the right choice as a personal injury attorney to represent you in hit and run cases. Our team of highly skilled and experienced personal injury lawyers will do a thorough job in pursuing all leads and possibilities to ensure that you get compensation for your suffering.

There are other reasons for entrusting us with your hit and run case. We have a proven track record of delivering compensation to our clients in similar cases. We do not charge any money upfront, and you do not have to pay us anything until you receive your settlement.

Call us at (888) 204-8440 or fill out this form for a free evaluation of your case.


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