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Did Someone Flee the Scene After a Crash?

If you've been involved in a hit-and-run accident in Phoenix, AZ, you may be facing a bewildering and stressful situation. Hit-and-run accidents can be particularly challenging to navigate, but you don't have to face the aftermath alone. At Cullan & Cullan, we understand the complexities of hit-and-run cases and are here to provide you with the expert legal representation you need to pursue justice and compensation.

Call (602) 900-9483 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation.

Understanding Hit-and-Run Accidents

A hit-and-run accident occurs when one party involved in a traffic collision leaves the scene without stopping to exchange information or render aid to any injured parties, as required by Arizona law. These accidents can involve pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, or other vehicles. Hit-and-run accidents can be devastating, leaving victims with injuries, property damage, and mounting medical bills, all while grappling with the uncertainty of identifying the responsible party.

In Phoenix, as in the rest of Arizona, it is illegal to leave the scene of an accident without taking the appropriate steps. The responsible party is required to provide their name, address, and vehicle registration information to the other parties involved and report the accident to law enforcement. Fleeing the scene can result in severe criminal penalties, but it can also create significant challenges for the victims left behind.

The Challenges of Hit-and-Run Accidents

Hit-and-run accidents present unique challenges compared to typical car accidents. Some of the obstacles victims may face include:

  • Identifying the At-Fault Party: The first and most crucial challenge is often identifying the person responsible for the accident. In many cases, witnesses or surveillance footage may help, but sometimes, the driver remains elusive.
  • Limited Insurance Coverage: If the at-fault party is never identified or lacks insurance, victims may be left with limited options for compensation. In such cases, having uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage can be essential.
  • Emotional and Physical Trauma: Hit-and-run accidents can result in severe physical injuries and emotional trauma. Victims may require extensive medical treatment and therapy to recover fully.
  • Legal Complexities: Pursuing a hit-and-run accident claim in Phoenix can be legally complex. Understanding the applicable laws, deadlines, and how to navigate the legal process is crucial for achieving a favorable outcome.

5 Steps to Take After a Hit-and-Run Accident

If you've been involved in a hit-and-run accident in Phoenix, here are some important steps to take:

  1. Seek Medical Attention: Your health and well-being are the top priority. Seek medical attention immediately, even if your injuries seem minor. Some injuries may not manifest symptoms until later.
  2. Report the Accident: Call the police to report the hit-and-run accident. Provide as much detail as possible about the incident, including the make and model of the vehicle if you were able to see it.
  3. Gather Evidence: If possible, take photos of the accident scene, any damage to your vehicle, and any injuries you or other parties sustained. Collect contact information from any witnesses.
  4. Contact an Attorney: Reach out to an experienced Phoenix hit-and-run accident lawyer like those at Cullan & Cullan. We can help you navigate the legal process and work to identify the at-fault party.
  5. Notify Your Insurance Company: Report the accident to your insurance company as soon as possible. They can provide guidance on the claims process, including whether you have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.

Why Choose Cullan & Cullan?

At Cullan & Cullan, we have a proven track record of success in handling hit-and-run accident cases. Here's why you should choose us to represent your interests:

  • Experience: Our team of skilled attorneys has decades of combined experience in personal injury law, including hit-and-run accident cases. We have successfully recovered substantial compensation for our clients.
  • Resources: We have the resources and connections needed to investigate hit-and-run accidents thoroughly. Our team can work with law enforcement, private investigators, and accident reconstruction experts to gather evidence and identify the responsible party.
  • Compassion: We understand the physical and emotional toll a hit-and-run accident can take on victims. Our lawyers are compassionate and committed to providing personalized support throughout your case.
  • Results: Our firm has a long history of obtaining favorable settlements and verdicts for our clients. We will tirelessly advocate for your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve.

Our experienced team of Phoenix hit-and-run accident lawyers is here to provide the support and guidance you need during this challenging time. Don't let a hit-and-run accident derail your life; let us help you pursue the justice and compensation you deserve.

Contact us today at (602) 900-9483 to request a free case review.

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