When an auto accident occurs, the people involved should exchange information and accept responsibility for their actions. Unfortunately, some people choose to flee the scene instead of doing this. When this happens, it can cause major difficulties for an injured person. An uninsured motorist attorney can help with your accident and make sure that you get money you need if you have been involved in a hit and run in the Detroit or Farmington Hills area.
The first thing a person should do after being involved in such an accident is to report it to the police. Hit and run is a felony and the police may ultimately be able to find the person who hit you. If not, having a police report will help in proving that you were involved in a hit and run. Before making an uninsured motorist claim, a person will need to prove that the other driver either had no insurance or cannot be found.
Once a person has proven this, they will have access to their own policy for any injuries that have occurred. This means, for instance, that if a driver carries a $20,000/$40,000 policy, that will be the coverage available to the injured driver. This coverage is not mandatory in Michigan, unlike other states, so a driver should talk to their insurance agent about adding this important coverage. This way, if they are involved in a hit and run, they will have money available to cover their injuries.
Insurance companies often fight these claims vigorously, even though the policy holder might have been a good member. This is frustrating to deal with, especially after a serious injury. A lawyer can help fight the insurance company and ensure that you get the money you are entitled to.
If you have been involved in a hit and run or struck by an uninsured motorist, contact Davis Law Center right away. We will do everything possible to get you the money you need after an accident. For a free consultation with an uninsured motorist attorney, contact Davis Law Center today.