Austin Hit and Run Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
If you are a motorcyclist who has been injured in a hit-and-run accident, recovering compensation for your significant losses can be an uphill battle. This is true in all hit-and-run accident cases because you do not know the identity of the person who caused the collision and you cannot turn to their insurance company for compensation. However, it is critical to understand that you may still be able to seek compensation for your losses. An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer who has handled similar claims will be able to better advise hit-and-run victims regarding their legal rights and options.
The skilled personal injury lawyers at the King Law Firm fight hard to protect the rights of hit-and-run victims. Insurance companies can pose a significant challenge especially in motorcycle accident cases involving hit-and-run drivers. Although motorcycle accident claims are similar to auto accident claims, there are complex nuances and unique aspects in these types of cases that require the attention of a knowledgeable lawyer. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle cras, please contact us at (512) 375-4455 for a free consultation and case evaluation.
Under Texas law, motorists who are involved in an accident resulting in injury or death are required to immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close to the scene as possible. If the vehicle is not stopped at the scene, they are required to immediately return to the scene. In addition, motorists are also required to remain at the scene until authorities arrive. Drivers are also required to exchange with other parties pertinent information such as driver's license, insurance, and contact information.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle hit-and-run accident, you are not only struggling with physical injuries and the emotional burdens that come with such a traumatic incident, but also the financial consequences. Hit-and-run victims are often left facing significant expenses including medical expenses; loss of earnings; the cost of hospitalization, surgeries, rehabilitative treatments; and the prospect of coping with permanent injuries and disabilities.
Often, the at-fault motorist is missing from the picture in a hit-and-run. Victims and their families feel a sense of helplessness because there is no one to hold accountable. However, this does not mean that they have no way to seek compensation. In Texas, victims of hit-and-run collisions can seek compensation through the uninsured motorist clause of their own auto insurance policy. Your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage pays for medical expenses and lost wages for anyone who has been injured in a car accident. As a hit-and-run victim, you could possibly make a claim under the PIP coverage in your own policy. However PIP does not cover property damage. If you have collision coverage for your motorcycle, that could be used for repairs. However, this could mean that your insurance rates may go up.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle hit-and-run accident in Austin, it is important that you seek the counsel of an experienced motorcycle accident attorney who will fight hard for your rights and work diligently to protect your best interests. The knowledgeable motorcycle accident attorneys at the King Law Firm have a long history of helping hit-and-run victims. We can help you get the compensation you need and rightfully deserve – regardless of whether the driver responsible for the crash has been identified or apprehended.
Ray King has more than 20 years of legal experience and knows how to handle your case despite its uniqueness and the challenges it may present. If you have been injured in a motorcycle hit-and-run collision, please contact Ray King for a free, no-obligation consultation at (512) 375-4455.