Denver Hit And Run Accident Lawyer

Although fleeing the scene of a car accident violates Colorado law, every day, an average of 17 hit and run accidents occur in Denver.1 When a hit and run happens, figuring out your options for financial recovery can be important to taking the right steps as you start to pick up the pieces.

The Denver car accident lawyers at Burnham Injury Law are here to help the victims of hit and runs seek compensation and justice. Tenacious and experienced, we are ready to help you determine and pursue your recovery options in the aftermath of a hit and run.

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After discussing your situation, needs and goals, we will strategize with you to develop an effective game plan for positioning your claim and recovery for the best possible resolution.

 

Hit-and-Run Drivers Violate the Duty to Stop after a Crash

After a car crash, Colorado law requires the involved motorist(s) to stop at the scene and:

  • Report the accident to police if any property damage, injuries or deaths resulted from the crash2
  • Exchange driving and insurance information with the other involved party (or parties)
  • Leave a note on the other involved vehicle(s) if the owner(s) cannot be located.

If police are called after a collision, all involved parties must remain at the scene until police respond and advise them that they can leave. As a result, any of the following can constitute a hit and run:

  • Failing to stop after the crash occurs
  • Leaving the accident scene before exchanging information with the other drivers, before police arrive at the scene or before police give the official OK to leave the scene.

 

Seeking Justice & Compensation after a Hit and Run: The Options

In the wake of a hit and run, you may have various options for seeking financial recovery for the damage, injuries and losses you sustained from the accident. These may include (but may not be limited to) filing a:

  • Car accident claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company – This can be an option if the at-fault driver can be identified and located and if (s)he has auto insurance.
  • Uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) claim with your own auto insurance provider – This may be an option if the at-fault driver is never found and if you have UM/UIM coverage. Filing a UM/UIM claim with your insurer will not increase your premiums or result in a cancelation of your policy. In fact, if insurers take these retaliatory actions against you after you file a UM/UIM claim, you will likely have a bad faith claim against them (for violating your rights and Colorado law).

Successful hit and run claims can result in compensation that includes damages for (but not restricted to):

  • Past and future medical treatment
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Disfigurement and/or scarring
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering.

 

How an Attorney Can Help You after a Hit and Run Accident

The counsel and representation of a Denver car accident lawyer at Burnham Injury Law can be essential when you are ready to pursue compensation and justice following a hit and run.

Though we always tailor our service to meet our clients’ circumstances, needs and goals, some of the ways we can facilitate and strengthen these cases include by:

  • Conducting our own investigations to try to identify and find the at-fault driver
  • Reviewing your auto insurance policy to determine the scope of your coverage
  • Explaining the available legal remedies and your best options
  • Building you the strongest possible claim
  • Aggressively protecting your rights
  • Partnering with you to help you achieve your legal goals.

Take the first step in the journey towards recovery by contacting Burnham Injury Law now.

 

Don’t Settle for Less in Your Claim or Legal Representation: Contact a Denver Car Accident Lawyer at Burnham Injury Law

If you have been the victim of a hit and run – or any type of car crash, contact a Denver car accident lawyer at Burnham Injury Law for a free consultation and priceless answer regarding your potential claim.

Call (720) 845-7001 or email our firm to start getting answers about your recovery options.

Known as skilled negotiators and elite trial attorneys, our attorneys are focused on:

  • Anticipating and overcoming the challenges that may arise in your case
  • Providing effective advocacy to empower you
  • Working relentlessly to position your claim for the maximum financial recovery.

For more on our dedication, superior representation and record of success, please see testimonials from our former clients (on this site).

1: According to the latest 2017 Crime Report published by the Denver Post

2: More on car accident reporting requirements from the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)




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