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Hit & Run Accidents

Injured in a hit and run accident? Coria Law can help you maximize the compensation you are entitled to for your medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

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Hit & Run Accidents

Although it is the law to stop and exchange information with the other party after an accident, many people decide to leave the scene, making hit and run accidents very common. Unfortunately, many drivers on the road have insufficient coverage and/or documentation which causes them to want to flee the scene. It is also possible that many drivers are overwhelmed with the fear and anxiety that comes from hitting another vehicle, that they decide to run as well because they are scared of how the repercussions will affect them. Regardless of what the other driver’s personal life is, the at-fault parties should be held accountable for their actions. The cost of the treatment you receive, or any other type of cost that are incurred from an accident, is not something you should have to pay if they were caused due to the negligence of another.

Most Common Causes of Hit & Run Accidents:

+No Drivers License: There are many drivers that are on the road with no drivers license. Although it is illegal, it doesn’t stop people from continuing to do so. If a driver doesn’t have a license, there is also a possibility that they don’t have insurance.
+No Insurance: A driver with no insurance will be inclined to flee the scene but they will not want to pay out-of-pocket for the damages they caused.
+ Underage Driver: There are many people that allow their children to drive because they thought them how. Even though the child might be an experienced driver, if they don’t have a license or are underage, they will not be covered under the insurance.
+ Intoxicated Driver: An intoxicated driver will always be inclined to flee the scene and they do not want to get ticketed or arrested. Some may not be fully conscious and it’s possible that they are not aware of the situation.

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Hit and run accidents are complex is different ways. Generally, if you were able to snap a picture of the other vehicle’s license plate an attorney is able to use resources to find the other party. From there, depending on the result, you can collect damages for medical bills, inability to work, reduced quality of life, etc. However, this is not guaranteed. In order to get a better idea of how Coria Law can help you with your situation, get a free consultation with our attorney. The more information you are able to provide us, the better we will be able to assist you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

As a claim or lawsuit can be very time consuming and difficult, there is no harm in getting a free consultation about your case. Our attorney is able to explain the rules of the state of California and help you decide whether it would be better to go ahead with a claim or file a lawsuit.

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What is the California Hit and Run law?

Under the California Hit and Run Law, all parties involved in an accident are required to stop, move to a safe location, and exchange information. Hit and run offenses can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony crime.

If you have been charged with misdemeanor hit and run, penalties may include:
+Receiving two points on your license
+Up to six months in county jail
+ Up to $1,000 in fines

If you have been charged with a felony hit and run, penalties may include:
+Receiving two points on your license
+A minimum of two years with a maximum of four years in county jail
+Up to $10,000 in fines

How can a hit and run be proven?

Video footage, images of the driver, or driver’s vehicle information can help the police and your attorney find the responsible party.

What do you get for your attorney’s fee?

At Coria Law we are on a contingency fee arrangement basis. This means we take cases at no charge and collect the fee as a percentage of any settlement or judgment that we obtain from the case. Thus, if you get nothing from the case, neither does the attorney.