Hit and Run Accidents
At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC our lawyers have successfully represented numerous clients across Colorado who have been hurt in hit and run collisions. A hit and run accident is frustrating because there is nobody for you to hold accountable for the crash, and you may be left with potentially serious injuries and damage to your vehicle. The good news is that an experienced Lafayette hit and run accident attorney knows exactly what to do, and that you still have options to recover your damages. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC when you come to us after a hit and run accident, we conduct an analysis of all possible insurance coverage that may cover you. Your coverage will depend on what is in your own insurance policy, whether you were a driver or passenger, who owned the car you were in, who was residing in your household, and numerous other factors. We also make sure that law enforcement is involved and whatever clues you have as to the hit and run vehicle are either passed on to the police, a licensed investigator hired by us, or a combination of both.
A good Lafayette hit and run accident lawyer understands that time is of the essence in gathering important facts about who caused the crash. On more than one occasion we have been able to piece together information about the at fault driver to help locate the “run” vehicle. Sometimes it has been stolen, and other times it has been obvious that the drivers of the “run” vehicle were under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Nonetheless, when you are in a hit and run accident, the first place an experienced Lafayette hit and run attorney will look for coverage is your own insurance policy and your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
If you have UM/UIM coverage on your auto policy, you are covered for your damages in a hit and run accident. This is because a Lafayette hit and run accident attorney knows that a hit and run driver is considered an “uninsured motorist” under your auto insurance policy. UM/UIM coverage steps into the shoes of the driver who caused the crash, even if that driver cannot be identified or located. Because the amount of your damages for items like medical expenses, lost wages, physical impairment, and emotional pain and suffering is covered by your UM/UIM policy, it is essential that you maintain as much coverage as possible. Quite simply, the more UM/UIM coverage we can find for you, the more money there is to compensate you for your losses. As experienced Lafayette hit and run accident lawyers, we know how to look for potentially applicable UM/UIM coverage, including evaluating any umbrella policies that might be in play.
If you have been injured in a hit and run accident we encourage you to reach out to a Lafayette hit and run accident attorney so that we can take action on your behalf, including quickly analyze the insurance coverage that may apply to you. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC we have successfully resolved numerous hit and run accident claims across Colorado, and we are ready and able to give you answers about your case.
We encourage you to reach out to our Lafayette hit and run attorneys for a free consultation at 303-543-1000.