Orange County Hit and Run Lawyers
We represent people who've been injured in a hit and run accident in Orange County. Bisnar Chase has spent the last 35 years helping Orange County residents receive compensation for their injuries. Our plaintiff attorneys are top rated trial lawyers who've collected over $250M in verdicts and settlements.
If you've been injured by a hit and run driver call us today for a free consultation. Call 949-203-3814.
How Do You Collect on a Hit and Run?
Just because the person left the scene doesn't mean they won't be caught. If the hit and run motorist is located, you may be able to file a claim against their insurance company for compensation. If they are not located, then you can file a claim with your own insurance company under your UM - uninsured motorist portion of the policy.
You should take precautions not to discuss the accident with your insurance company before consulting a hit and run lawyer so that you may preserve your rights. The personal injury settlement process should be guided by an experienced attorney who understands UM policies.
What is a UM Policy?
Uninsured or underinsured coverage protects you when the other driver fails to have adequate coverage. In the case of a hit and run, whether as a pedestrian or in another vehicle, your UM coverage of your policy can cover your medical costs and related expenses. Most people carry a UM clause in their policy but to be sure you can review your policy rider for full details. It's crucial to make sure your own insurance company gives you a fair settlement. Remember, the insurance companies make money when they pay out less claims so even if you are their customer they'll want to avoid paying the claim if possible. A hit and run lawyer can help you with this. Bisnar Chase has been representing hit and run victims -- both in vehicle and pedestrian accidents for over three decades.
Who Will Decide My Case?
UM benefits are typically handled outside of a courtroom. A third party arbitrator will decide the case and there are no appeals, generally speaking. You, your insurance company and the arbitrator will come to an agreement. You still reserve the right to sue the individual in court for your injuries (if they are located), but if they have no assets or insurance it's typically not a good idea.
Contact an Experienced Hit and Run Attorney
We offer a no obligation consultation regarding your accident. You can discuss your options with one of our Orange County personal injury attorneys free of cost to find out your options. If we decide to take your case you will not pay unless we win. We also advance all costs during the case. Call 949-203-3814 for free information about an Orange County hit and run injury.