At the time of an accident, the person that has become the victim has the right to seek just compensation. For that reason, the injured driver or passenger should ask for information on the company that is insuring the other driver. Yet that clear process does not put an end to a victim’s chances for winning a just compensation, after being injured by a hit and run driver.
Understand that you cannot receive any compensation until you have used the established process, in order to request the money that will cover your injuries. You must prove the extent of your injuries. You must also prove that your injuries were caused by the accident. You will not be compensated for damage to your vehicle or to any other personal property.
What you can expect, after following the established process
Expect to hear mention of limitations. There is a limit to the amount of money that you can request. Also realize that you may not be the only one that was injured by the hit and run driver. Each person that was injured will be entitled to a portion of the awarded money. The total amount handed out to the victims of that one accident cannot exceed the established limit.
What will be expected of you?
Obviously, if you have to share the awarded money, the amount that you receive will probably much lower than the one that you had hoped to be getting. Maybe you will feel that you deserve a larger share of the awarded money. The legal system allows you to go after what you feel you should have received. In fact, the legal system encourages you to take such an action.
You are expected to bring a lawsuit against all the drivers and victims that might have a claim to the awarded compensation. In fact, if you fail to bring a lawsuit against those same individuals, you reduce your chances for being compensated financially. Of course, the victim in a hit and run accident seldom has time to note all the drivers and others that might have contributed to the unfortunate incident.
That simple fact highlights the reason that the victim’s state of mind at the time of the accident supports the wisdom behind hiring a lawyer. With a lawyer’s help a client/victim can do a better job of identifying those people that could have a claim. Once each of them has been identified, then an injury lawyer in Milton can offer guidance, concerning the steps to follow, while going forward with the lawsuit.
Of course, the client/victim must be sure that the hired lawyer gets all the relevant information. In return for receipt of such information, the lawyer can help with proving that the injuries were caused by a particular automobile accident, one in which the injured victim was left at the scene, after the “at fault” driver had left that same location.