Helping You Seek Justice Following A Hit-And-Run Accident

In Georgia, any driver involved in an accident is expressly required under the law to immediately stop and return to the scene of the accident. If a vehicle is damaged or someone is injured and the driver does not stop to exchange information with others involved in the accident, he or she is guilty of a criminal offense. A driver is also required to give reasonable assistance to anyone injured, whether the victim is a pedestrian, another driver or merely a passenger in another vehicle.

Sadly, despite this law, there are still many careless drivers on the road ― drivers who have no problem leaving the scene of an accident. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a hit-and-run accident, you need an experienced and dedicated lawyer in your corner. You need the Law Office of Brian C. McCarthy, P.C.

With more than 10 years of legal experience, attorney Brian C. McCarthy understands how overwhelming a serious personal injury can be, which is why he will do everything in his power to get you the compensation you deserve. Depending on whether the police identify the hit-and-run driver, you may have different options available to pursue compensation for your injuries, and he will help you explore them all.

What Should I Do After A Hit-And-Run Accident?

While there are a number of things you need to do immediately after a car crash, accidents involving hit-and-run drivers require particularly quick action. For instance, you need to get as much information as you can regarding the hit-and-run driver and his or her vehicle, including a license plate number, make, model, color and any distinguishing characteristics of the vehicle, its driver or passengers. You should write down this information as soon as possible and give it to police.

If you did not get a good look at the vehicle or its passengers, make sure to talk to any witnesses in the area to find out what they may have seen. Gather witness statements as well as their contact information in case you need to talk to them later. You should also take photos of any damages and seek medical care as soon as possible.

If police are able to identify the at-fault driver, you may be able to file a claim with his or her insurance provider. However, even if police never catch the driver, you may be covered under your own uninsured motorist policy. In either case, it is best to contact an Atlanta hit-and-run accident attorney right away to learn what options may be available.

Need A Free Consultation? Contact The Law Office Of Brian C. McCarthy, P.C.

Schedule a FREE initial consultation today by calling the Law Office of Brian C. McCarthy, P.C., at 404-692-7577. You can also email the firm online. With an office located in Atlanta, he serves injury victims throughout the metro area as well as the surrounding cities and communities.