The fear and confusion that follow a car accident are compounded when the at-fault driver flees the scene. While you are dealing with your injuries and seeking the medical attention you need, your hit and run accident lawyer in Tucson will help you take steps to identify and locate the hit and run driver to ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

If you were hurt or suffered damage or loss to your vehicle or other property, you may be entitled to a monetary award. If a passenger or family member was hurt or lost their lives in a hit and run accident, you may be entitled to a monetary award. An injury attorney in Tucson will help you determine fault and receive the compensation you deserve. Schedule a free consultation with the hit and run accident lawyers at Zanes Law by calling (866) 499-8989 today.

Filing a Hit and Run Car Accident Claim in Tucson, AZ

Filing a hit and run car accident insurance claim or a lawsuit is a complex process. This process can be especially complicated when the hit and run driver flees the scene of the accident. On your own, it can be extremely difficult to identify and locate the driver who caused the accident. A hit and run accident lawyer in Tucson will help you understand the many steps involved in compiling a successful lawsuit. Those steps should include:

  • Filing a police report immediately is especially important when the at-fault driver flees or attempts to flee the scene of the accident
  • Get the full name and contact information of as many witnesses to the accident as possible
  • Take pictures of the scene of the accident and pictures that depict the direction the driver used to leave the scene
  • Ask the police to collect any debris that may have fallen or dislodged from the hit and run driver’s car

Along with pictures of your vehicle from as many angles as possible, these items can help your attorney begin the process of locating the hit and run driver and holding them accountable for the accident that caused your injuries. They can also help strengthen and support your insurance claim.

When the Hit and Run Driver Cannot Be Located

Sometimes, despite everyone’s best effort, the hit and run driver can never be located. In the unfortunate event that the hit and run driver simply cannot be found, you may be able to seek coverage under your own insurance policy. If your insurance policy covers uninsured motorists, it might still be possible to obtain the financial compensation you deserve for your physical injuries and property damage or loss.

Your lawyer will help you strengthen your claim and compile the proof you need for your insurance company if the other driver cannot be found. Each policy is different, and we will thoroughly examine yours. We will also work diligently with your insurance carrier to make sure you receive everything your policy entitles you to.

In either instance, we come to you right away to discuss the merits of your hit and run claim. Your consultation and sign-up can all be done in a single phone call. You can even sign up over the phone or a Zanes Law attorney will meet you at your home or hospital room.

Time is of the Essence in a Hit and Run Accident

When the reckless behavior of another driver caused your car accident, you are entitled to file an insurance claim. When the accident you were involved in ends in a hit and run, it can be difficult to know where to turn next. When time is of the essence, it can turn an already frustrating ordeal into an overwhelming experience.

It is essential that you understand Arizona’s timelines and how they can affect your insurance claim. Arizona imposes a statute of limitations that generally allows up to two years to file an insurance claim or lawsuit under AZ Code 12-542. Understanding and navigating the statute of limitations without legal help could lead to costly errors. If you misunderstand the timeline that applies to your particular case and miss important filing deadlines, you may negatively impact your ability to file a claim at all.

If the driver who fled the scene cannot be located, you are entitled to coverage and protection from your own insurer. An attorney who understands Arizona filing restrictions can help you file a timely claim. Call Zanes Law at (866) 499-8989 to get started on your case today.

Arizona Hit and Run Accident Claims

Arizona imposes stiff penalties for leaving the scene of an accident and violating AZ Code 28-662 with up to twelve and a half years of jail time, as much as $750 in fines and applicable surcharges, and the loss of driving privileges for up to ten years. The state takes hit and run accidents seriously, and so do we. We fight for you to receive the compensation you deserve from the other driver’s insurer or your own.

Schedule Your Free Consultation with a Hit and Run Accident Lawyer in Tucson

The Tucson, AZ attorneys on our staff are ready to help you receive the financial compensation you deserve. That starts with finding the hit and run driver and filing a comprehensive claim against their insurance company. We make it easy to work together by coming to you at your home, office, or hospital room.

During your initial consultation, we will discuss your claim, take steps to identify the at-fault driver, and make it easy to sign up and put us to work for you. You can sign up in person or over the phone. Call Zanes Law at (866) 499-8989 to speak to a hit and run accident lawyer in Tucson today.

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