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Gilbert Hit and Run Accident Lawyer

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People are hurt in hit-and-run accidents every year in Arizona. All accidents are difficult situations, but when the driver leaves the scene, things get even worse. If you’ve been in a car accident with a hit-and-run driver, it’s important to have an experienced lawyer on your side who knows how to get the results you need.

If you were injured in Gilbert or anywhere in Maricopa County, Arizona hit and run accident attorney Byron Browne of Browne Law Group can help. Recovering financial compensation after a hit-and-run crash is complicated. Byron Browne understands that injuries can impact victims and their families in many ways. He fights for the compensation they deserve.

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What can I do if I’ve been in a hit-and-run accident?

When there’s a car accident in Arizona, the drivers involved are required to stay on the scene. There’s a good reason for this. Drivers can exchange insurance information. Insurance companies and lawyers can figure out who is going to pay for medical bills and repairs.

But sometimes, one driver causes an accident and then drives away. What happens then? There are steps you can take to protect yourself and increase your chances of identifying the driver.

Keep your eyes on the car that drives away.

Try to get the license number, make, model, and color of the car, as well as any damage. Write down anything you noticed about the driver – including gender, hair color, approximate age, and clothes they were wearing.

Do not chase the other vehicle.

You may feel angry when a driver hits you and then flees the scene. That’s understandable. And your impulse may be to try to stop them. But chasing the car can put you in danger. Right now it’s important to look after yourself. Stay at the accident scene until help arrives.

Call the police.

Let them know if you are injured and inform them that the other driver left the scene. Give any details you can about that driver’s vehicle. The police will make sure you are safe and will also fill out an accident report documenting what happened.

Get medical attention.

You may think you feel fine. But some injuries have delayed symptoms, such as concussions or internal bleeding. Get medical attention, either from emergency medical personnel or the emergency room. A doctor can diagnose your injuries and document them.

Gather some information.

If you can, take photos and video of the accident scene, damage to your car, and any visible injuries that you have. Ask for the names and contact information of any witnesses. When you get a chance, write down what happened as you remember it. Include the time and location of the crash and any details you can remember.

Report the accident to your insurance company.

Tell them you were involved in an accident, and that it was a hit-and-run. Let them know you called the police. Just stick to the basic facts.

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It’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. Your options for recovering financial compensation may be limited.

Arizona is a “fault” state. That means the driver who hit you is responsible for paying for damages. But what happens if you don’t know who the driver was?

In some cases, the police may be able to identify the other driver. Their insurance company would then be liable for any damages suffered in your hit-and-run accident.

But what if the driver is not identified, or an identified driver doesn’t have insurance? If you have uninsured and underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage on your policy, your own insurance company may cover the damages.

Attorney Byron Browne can review the details of your hit-and-run accident can discuss all of your legal options for recovering financial compensation. Even if your own insurance company will be handling your claim, they may try to pay you as little as possible. Byron will fight for the best possible results.

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When you’ve been injured in Gilbert or anywhere in Arizona, you need an attorney who gets straight to the point and is not afraid to fight for your rights. You won’t get any bull or nonsense at Browne Law Group. Our entire legal team is committed to helping you get the best possible outcome in your situation.

Contact us to schedule a free consultation. You can come to our office in Gilbert, or attorney Browne can meet you at another location, such as your home or hospital room. He can make sure you understand your rights and answer any questions that you have. There’s no obligation. We just want you to have the facts you need before deciding what to do next.

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