If a fleeing driver injured you or a loved one, your case presents additional challenges when seeking compensation for your losses. From identifying the driver to properly filing a claim, your focus should be on your physical recovery instead of dealing with complex legal issues.
A Detroit hit and run accident lawyer can navigate your accident and negotiate with insurers so that you work toward getting an award you deserve. If you engage our law firm to represent you, you do not pay us any money until we win and make a recovery on your behalf.
Get started now with your free, no-obligation consultation by calling Ben Crump Law, PLLC at (800) 598-7557. Our legal team is available to you and will answer your calls 24/7.
We Represent Hit and Run Injury Victims and Surviving Family Members in Detroit
According to MCL § 257.618, it is negligent and illegal for any driver to flee an accident scene. These actions will likely result in criminal charges against the defendant when found by police. In addition to criminal charges, they are also liable for compensating you for your losses in excess of what your personal injury protection (PIP) policy does not pay.
Unfortunately, drivers sometimes leave the scene of an accident because they do not possess the requisite coverage to operate a motor vehicle lawfully. In this situation, you can count on a Detroit hit and run accident lawyer at Ben Crump Law, PLLC to establish a case strategy that exercises your rights and pursues every opportunity to obtain a civil award for your injuries or loved one’s death.
Our legal team represents the following types of hit and run accident victims:
- Live traffic hit and run accidents
- Motorcycle and scooter riders
- Construction workers
- Bicyclists and pedestrians
- Surviving family members of a fatality
- Groups injured by cars driving into crowds
- And more
Even if you did not possess a vehicle or insurance policy at the time of the accident, it is still possible to recover benefits and insurance payments. Hiring a Detroit hit and run accident lawyer ensures that you have the legal knowledge and care that you need to make vital decisions about your case.
Our team’s interests lie in asserting your rights, negotiating or litigating a civil award, and preventing further physical or financial harm to you. You do not have to face opposing parties without legal representation. Ben Crump Law, PLLC will stand by your side at every critical point in the claims process.
For a free legal consultation with a hit and run accidents lawyer serving Detroit, call (800) 598-7557
Available Compensation After a Hit and Run Accident
Depending upon the facts and circumstances, there are three types of claims under which a lawyer may pursue compensation. First, there is a claim against your PIP policy. PIP coverage only pays for specific economic losses called damages.
Under a PIP policy, a Detroit hit and run accident lawyer will fight for a fair award that pays for your:
- Current and future medical costs
- Lost work wages for up to three years
- Replacement service expenses for up to three years
- Lost benefits for wrongful death heirs up to three years
The second type of claim is one that you file against your uninsured (UM) motorist policy. If you do not have a UM policy, then you cannot receive benefits for pain and suffering, mental anguish, or lost enjoyment of life. Surviving family members cannot receive lost consortium wrongful death benefits without this type of policy, either.
The third type of claim that you may utilize is a third-party civil claim against insured individuals who contributed to the accident. If the police officers can locate the driver, you may also have an opportunity to receive a civil award if he or she possesses assets or has an insurance policy.
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How Ben Crump Law, PLLC Can Help You
Our legal team empathizes with the stress and devastation that a hit and run accident brings. When you hire a Detroit hit and run accident lawyer, you will have reassurance in knowing that you are receiving responsive legal care. If compensation is available, Ben Crump Law, PLLC will fight for your rights.
We compassionately dedicate our attention to every case and will:
- Listen and attentively respond to your questions and concerns
- Thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident
- Obtain and preserve evidence that speaks to the facts and theory of your case
- Consult with expert witnesses to testify on the record if necessary
- Promptly and accurately file all forms, documents, and pleadings
The cost of legal care may deter injury victims from seeking legal representation. However, Ben Crump Law, PLLC represents hit and run injury cases on a contingency fee agreement. As such, you do not owe us any money for our time and resources unless you win.
Michigan’s Statute of Limitations on Hit and Run Cases
If you are seeking compensation for a hit and run accident injury or wrongful death case, it is critical to understand that a legal deadline, known as the statute of limitations, applies to claims in Michigan. According to MCL § 600.5805, you have up to three years from the date of your injury, or when you discovered it, to take legal action.
Other limitations apply to your case, which means that you should get the advice of an attorney as soon as possible. If you miss any deadlines, doing so will negatively impact your case.
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You should not have to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other losses when someone else negligently injured you or a family member and then fled the scene. By working with a Detroit hit and run accident lawyer, you will have someone looking out for your rights when dealing with insurance companies, the Detroit Police Department, and opposing counsel members.
Request your no-obligation, no-cost consultation to learn more about your case with Ben Crump Law, PLLC by calling (800) 598-7557 today. We are available to you 24/7.