Carroll and Haralson County Hit-and-Run Accidents Attorney
"He came out of nowhere, hit me and was gone before I could get his information. Now what?"
When you are injured in a car accident, it is overwhelming to find answers to your questions, especially if you are facing significant medical bills and don't know who the other driver was. At the personal injury law office of Murphy & Garner, in Bremen, Georgia, we can help. Call 678-563-1584 or contact our law firm online to arrange a free consultation with a knowledgeable Haralson and Carroll County hit-and-run accidents lawyer. We will answer your questions and explain your options.
Experienced Carroll and Haralson County Car Accident Lawyer
As an experienced and reputable car accident attorney in Bremen, Georgia, Stephen E. Garner knows the challenges clients are facing following a serious motor vehicle accident, particularly if the other driver fled the accident scene. This is frequently the case where the at-fault driver was driving recklessly, carried no insurance or was violating traffic laws. We handle hit-and-run accident cases arising from:
When most clients come to Murphy & Garner, they are concerned about mounting medical bills and about how they can stay afloat financially while away from work recovering from injuries. These concerns are amplified when clients are involved in hit-and-run accidents. However, protections may be available through the driver's own auto insurance policy, the policy of the vehicle in which they were riding, or through the policy of a member of their household.
Uninsured Motorist Coverage: Uninsured motorist coverage insures your vehicle for accidents caused by drivers who are not carrying the minimum required liability insurance. However, it also covers you when you are involved in an accident caused by an unknown driver. This is known as a "John Doe" claim. Therefore, if you are involved in a hit-and-run accident, your own uninsured motorist policy, the policy of the vehicle in which you were riding, or through the policy of a member of your household may provide compensation for your injuries, lost wages and other damages. We can review the auto insurance policy to determine your options for seeking the compensation you need.
- The "hit-and-run driver": If the identity of the driver responsible for the accident later becomes known (and proved), the driver will not only be held financially responsible for the accident, the driver may be subjected to punitive damages — an additional monetary award that is above and beyond the amount you may be entitled for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Punitive damages are awarded to punish, penalize, or deter the wrongdoer.
With over 28 years of experience as a Bremen personal injury lawyer, Stephen Garner knows insurance laws and how to provide the help clients need in the aftermath of a serious car accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in a hit-and-run accident, contact our law firm to arrange a free consultation.
Stephen E. Garner is only licensed to practice law in the state of Georgia (he is not licensed to practice law in the state of Alabama). However, if Alabama residents have accidents in Georgia, have claims against Georgia residents or Georgia companies, a Georgia attorney may be able to pursue the claim on their behalf. He is authorized to handle Social Security claims on behalf of Alabama residents.