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Phoenix Hit-And-Run Accident Lawyer

Accidents are stressful, especially when the at-fault driver flees the scene. You may think there are no options to recover damages for property damage, medical expenses, and other losses. However, an experienced Phoenix hit-and-run accident lawyer can help you recover the compensation you deserve regardless of authorities locating the responsible driver. Hit-and-run accidents are considered serious offenses and can result in criminal charges and civil liability.

At Feller & Wendt, we understand that moving forward following a hit-and-run accident can be challenging, especially if you have suffered injuries and costly accident-related losses. We have helped countless hit-and-run accident victims recover the complete compensation they deserve and obtained accountability for damages by building a robust accident claim on their behalf. With our 95% success rate and years of experience, we are prepared to fight for you from initial consultation to resolution. 

What Is a Hit-And-Run Accident?

In Arizona, a hit-and-run accident occurs when a driver involved in an accident neglects to stop at the accident scene and fulfill certain legal obligations, including the following:

  • Stopping their vehicle as close as possible to the accident scene without obstructing traffic 
  • Providing necessary assistance to any person injured in the accident, including obtaining medical attention if necessary 
  • Exchanging information with the other driver, such as name, address, and insurance information 
  • Reporting the accident to law enforcement if the accident results in injury, death, or property damage of $1,000 or more

Unfortunately, there are several reasons why drivers may fail to abide by Arizona law and neglect to stop following a collision, which may include one more of the following: 

  • Avoid liability: If the liable driver ran a red light, caused the accident due to speeding, or otherwise violated Phoenix traffic laws, a driver may choose to flee rather than face the consequences of their actions and admit fault. 
  • No license: In some cases, drivers may choose to flee the accident scene due to a suspended or revoked license.
  • No insurance: Failing to hold insurance is illegal in Arizona, and it exposes the driver to personal liability for any injuries and accident-related damages suffered in the accident. 
  • Driving under the influence: Drivers that are driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or both may choose not to stop at the accident scene to avoid criminal and civil penalties.
  • Outstanding legal issues: In some cases, drivers may have outstanding warrants or other legal issues that may be discovered once law enforcement arrives at the scene.

Working with an experienced Phoenix hit-and-run accident attorney is essential to building a robust claim that demonstrates liability. At Feller & Wendt, we handle all aspects of your claim, from conducting an extensive investigation to obtaining necessary evidence. Our trial-tested team will fight to hold the at-fault party accountable for your injuries and losses or obtain complete compensation through your insurance policy if they cannot be located. 

Who Pays for Accident-Related Damages in a Hit-And-Run Claim?

Depending on the circumstances of your hit-and-run accident, various sources may pay for accident-related damages, including the following: 

  • The liable driver: With the help of law enforcement and evidence obtained from the accident scene, the responsible driver may be found after fleeing the accident scene, and their insurance company will be subject to paying for damages. 
  • Your insurance company: In some cases, your insurance company may pay for accident-related damages. Your skilled Phoenix hit and run accident lawyer will examine your policy to determine your carrier’s responsibility. 
  • Workers’ compensation coverage: If you were performing the duties of your job when you were involved in a hit-and-run accident, workers’ compensation may be available to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. 

If the liable driver flees the accident scene before you have the opportunity to exchange information, it’s in your best interest to obtain as much evidence as possible about the evading vehicle. This information typically includes the license plate number, make and model of the car, and the direction in which the driver fled. This information can help law enforcement locate the hit-and-run driver so that you may pursue accountability through their insurance company or a lawsuit with the help of an experienced lawyer. 

Speak With the Phoenix Hit-And-Run Accident Lawyers at Feller & Wendt 

Navigating a hit-and-run accident claim on your own can be challenging. The skilled Phoenix lawyers at Feller & Wendt will make pursuing justice and compensation much easier. We provide dedicated and experienced attention and care to every case we handle, and we will fight to recover the compensation you deserve. 

Speak with one of our trial-tested Phoenix hit-and-run accident attorneys by calling (480) 702-2277 or filling out our contact form today.

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