After an accident, it is the responsibility of each party to exchange information and wait for the police if they have been called. Unfortunately, some people ignore these responsibilities and drive off after an accident. This is incredibly frustrating for a person, especially if they have been injured by this negligent driver. They may worry that there is nothing they can do to recover damages for their injuries, but this is not the case. A personal injury lawyer can work to get you the money you need to make you as whole as possible after your accident.
In Oregon, drivers can recover damage from their Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UM). These are claims made to the driver’s own insurance company for damages. This money can be a great help for someone who has suffered injuries from a driver who fled the scene in a hit and run. Since Oregon insurance companies are required to offer this coverage, every driver automatically carries this coverage if they have an Oregon insurance policy.
While this sounds straightforward, insurance companies often fight these claims tooth-and-nail. Even though they are dealing with their own insured, they do everything possible to deny the claim or pay out far less than they should. A personal injury lawyer will fight to get you the money you need from your insurance company after an accident.
At Johnson Law, we know how frustrating it can be to be involved in a hit and run. It may feel like you have no options, but this is not the case. You have a few avenues for recovery and we will do everything possible to identify all money that may be available to you after an accident. For a free consultation to discuss the details of your accident, contact Johnson Law right away.