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Finding Compensation For A Northern California Hit And Run Incident

Finding Compensation For A Northern California Hit And Run Incident

Car accidents can leave a victim with devastating injuries and many forms of losses that ensue. Thankfully, most auto accidents feature the at-fault party or parties staying at the scene and helping to resolve the crash, aiding the victim if he or she is in need, and settling the matter through insurance claims. Unfortunately, there are also many drivers who choose to flee the scene of an accident out of fear and a lack of care for their victims. When this occurs, finding compensation for one’s injuries can be incredibly difficult.

When the hit-and-run driver leaves the scene and is never found, victims must find another way to be compensated for their injuries in order to recover and not suffer from large medical bills caused by another’s actions. Thankfully, there are still avenues for victims of Northern California hit-and-run accidents to find compensation and aid. If the victim of such an accident has insurance coverage for uninsured motorist accidents, this can be used for compensation for the injuries and losses one has sustained. As with all accidents, higher insurance coverage results in higher possible compensation payments.

However, a victim must prove that the accident was the result of a hit-and-run driver. Evidence that should be presented includes police reports, witness testimonies, any video footage of the accident that may have been recorded by nearby cameras, and photos of the scene. Additionally, victims must prove that the injuries and losses they are claiming are true, which can be proven by medical records, appraisals of the vehicle’s damage, and any other professional documentation of the toll of the crash.

Gathering such evidence can be done by a victim, but is often quite difficult without some form of legal aid. The San Jose hit-and-run injury attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP can aid you and any loved ones who have been injured in a crash find full and necessary compensation for the losses suffered. For more information, contact our dedicated legal team at (800) 900-0863.