Every month three people will die when involved in a hit-and-run accident in Colorado.
At least one person is hurt in a hit-and-run accident every day. 1 out of 5 drivers leave the scene of an accident in Colorado. What happens when the driver who hurt you or your loved one leaves the scene of an accident?
The hit and run attorneys at Boesen Law have seen and handled a number of cases where someone was injured by a person who’s fled the scene. If this is the case, call the police immediately. The DMV suggests getting as much information about the car as possible such as:
- License Plate Number
The DMV also advises to look for any possible witnesses to the accident. Take down their information such as name and phone number. You should also note the date/time, Location, and injuries/damage you sustained at the scene. If possible, take photographs of yourself, your property, and the scene.
Although a driver may have left the scene, you could be protected through insurance. If you have purchased what is known as UM/UIM insurance or Medpay, you may be able to seek medical care and treatment through your auto insurance policy. To learn more about UM/UIM and Medpay Insurance Click Here
If through the course of police investigation the driver is found and is found at fault they will be held responsible for damages related to the accident. Speaking with a hit and run attorney at Boesen Law will provide you with valuable legal recourse. The attorney will be able to negotiate on your behalf for a settlement that covers medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, and permanent disfigurement.
It is important to speak with a hit and run attorney in Colorado to fully understand what you are entitled to. Please keep in mind that a statute of limitations applies to hit and run accidents in Colorado.