A recent hit and run accident in Louisville highlights several important issues regarding the causes of a car accident and what happens in many hit and run cases. The car accident at the intersection of 6th Street and Maple Street in Louisville resulted in serious property damage before the driver who caused the accident left the scene.
Fortunately, officers recovered vehicle debris at the accident scene and obtained a license number for the car which left the scene from a witness. This allowed CCSO deputies to track down the hit and run driver and issue a citation for leaving the scene of an accident.
While no one appears to have been injured, this recent hit and run accident in Louisville highlights several important issues. Police at the scene noted speed and the use of a cell phone were contributing factors to the accident. Speeding and distracted driving due to cell phone use are two of the leading causes of car accidents which result in injury.
The occupants of the car which was struck were wearing their safety restraints at the time of the accident. However, what would have happened if they had suffered injuries and the hit and run driver could not be identified? Many Louisville residents do not realize the Uninsured Motorist/Underinsured Motorist or UM/UIM portion of their own automobile coverage provides coverage for property damage and expenses associated with injuries in hit and run accidents.
After decades of experience in cases such as a recent hit and run accident in Louisville our experienced injury attorneys have managed several injury claims associated with UM/UIM. Many clients have shared their frustration with the treatment of their own insurance company and the difficulties they experienced prior to contacting HLH. HLH attorneys helped to hold their insurance companies accountable while seeking full and fair compensation for their injuries.
If you or a loved one are injured in a car accident or a hit and run we invite you to review the recommendation of our clients and the legal industry and contact HLH or call 502-583-9701 for a free consultation. Ask how our experienced accident and injury attorneys can help to protect your rights and interests and achieve the best possible outcome in your injury related case.