Aggressively Pursuing Justice After A Hit-And-Run Accident
There are few acts more irresponsible than leaving the scene of an accident without giving aid to the injured. The victims are left to deal with issues such as vehicle repairs, medical bills and lost wages.
The lawyers of Mayer & Associates, P.C., are here to help. Our Kansas City auto accident attorney has more than 25 years of experience advising victims of hit-and-run automobile accidents in Missouri and Kansas. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your options after a hit-and-run accident.
Who Will Pay For My Damages In A Hit-And-Run Accident?
If the police can find the driver of the other vehicle, his or her insurance company is responsible for paying for your damages. Unfortunately, many people leave the scene of an accident because they are uninsured. In this case, you may have to turn to your own insurance company to pay for your losses.
Both Kansas and Missouri require insurance companies to provide uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM) with your auto insurance. UM/UIM coverage pays for damages in hit-and-run accidents. In Kansas, you are also covered by personal injury protection (PIP), which is a part of your no-fault insurance.
While your coverage may pay for your damages, it is in your interest to discuss your case with an experienced auto accident attorney before accepting any settlement. Insurance companies strive to pay the minimum possible compensation. Without an attorney, you may have little leverage in negotiating a favorable settlement.
Our legal team works tirelessly to maximize your recovery from all sources of insurance. We can also help you avoid mistakes that could cause your insurance company to deny your claim.