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Leaving The Scene Is A Crime In Kentucky

It is a felony offense for drivers to leave the scene of a serious accident in Kentucky. Harsh criminal penalties are designed to deter drivers from fleeing the scene. Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents still occur with regularity throughout the state.

According to the Kentucky State Police, nearly 11,000 hit-and-run accidents occurred in 2011. While nearly half of all hit-and-runs take place on urban streets, many also occur on interstate highways. If your vehicle was stalled on the shoulder of the highway, the other driver may have taken advantage of the situation and fled, knowing you could not follow.

Getting Insurance Benefits For A Hit-And-Run Collision

Enduring a motor vehicle accident is difficult enough without the added stress of trying to track down the other driver. Following a hit-and-run accident, you may be worried about getting adequate insurance coverage. Fortunately, you may be able to obtain coverage through your own insurance policy’s underinsured/uninsured motorist provisions.

The practicalities of getting the coverage you need can be complicated. Insurance companies are often reluctant to pay out the full amount you are entitled to obtain. They may pressure you into an unfair settlement. Without an attorney to protect your rights, you could lose out on valuable compensation. In some cases, filing a lawsuit may become necessary as a way to gain leverage.

Get The Legal Help You Need: Experienced Advocates With Proven Track Records

If you or a loved one was a victim of a hit-and-run accident, you are likely facing a mountain of questions. On top of the insurance concerns, your medical bills and lost wages may present stressful challenges. You should be able to focus on recovery without having to navigate difficult legal issues on your own.

At Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington, PLLC, we can help you find answers. Our legal team has more than 100 years of combined experience handling personal injury cases. Since our firm’s founding in 1925, we have proudly protected the rights of injury victims and helped them obtain the financial recovery they need.

Our firm has obtained outstanding verdicts and settlements in personal injury cases, including multimillion-dollar victories.

Handling Hit-And-Run Accidents In Louisville And Statewide

Discuss your case with our lawyers during a FREE, no-obligation consultation. Call (502) 583-9701 or (866) 583-9701, or contact us online. Based in Louisville, our hit-and-run accident attorneys handle cases throughout the state.

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