Harrisburg Hit & Run Accident Lawyer
Skilled Pennsylvania Car Accident Attorneys from Metzger Wickersham
When you are hit by a driver who does not stop to exchange information about the accident, you've been involved in a "hit and run." Drivers may leave the scene of a crash for a number of reasons. They may not have auto insurance or a driver's license, or they may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident. They may even flee because they have an outstanding warrant for their arrest. Regardless, there is never an excusable reason to leave the scene of an accident, and those who do have committed a criminal act.
In Pennsylvania, law enforcement authorities take hit and run accidents very seriously, and so do we. At Metzger Wickersham, our firm has been trusted for more than 125 years and boasts a large support staff. This enables us to thoroughly comb through the details of our clients’ cases and make efficient, effective decisions that will give our clients the best chance at a satisfactory outcome.
Let us begin a free case evaluation with you. Call (888) 286-2850 today!
What to Do After a Hit & Run
Being in a car accident can be extremely stressful on its own without the added complication of a driver that doesn’t stop to take responsibility. It is important to be prepared in case this happens to you.
Take these steps after a hit and run accident:
- Call 911. Get the police to the scene of the accident so that they can fill out a report. Request an ambulance if you or your passengers need medical attention.
- Gather evidence. Write down any information you can remember about the vehicle and driver responsible for your accident, including the vehicle’s make, model, and color, and anything you can remember about the license plate. If there are witnesses nearby, be sure to take their names and contact information as well.
- See a doctor. Even if you don’t immediately feel hurt, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Plus, it will be helpful to establish a paper trail documenting your injury.
- Contact an attorney. Never sign anything or accept a settlement agreement without first consulting an attorney – you could be offered much less than you are owed!
Get Help from an Experienced Pennsylvania Car Accident Lawyer
Metzger Wickersham is ready to offer you a free case review to discuss your rights and legal options. If the driver who hit you is identified, we can fight for compensation from their insurance company or by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the driver. If they are not identified, it may still be possible to file a claim with your own insurance company through your own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. When you consult an attorney at our firm, we would be happy to answer any questions you may have and discuss which avenues are available to help make you whole again.
Call today to request your free case review: (888) 286-2850.