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Hit & Run Injury Lawyers in New Castle

Fighting For Hit & Run Accident Victims in PA

It is one thing to be struck by a negligent driver; it is another problem altogether to be struck by someone who flees the scene. Depending on the circumstances, hit-and-run cases can be more complicated than your standard accident. They require a thorough investigation of the facts and assertive legal representation.

At Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George in New Castle, we have extensive experience aiding victims of car accidents as they pursue compensation. We are a successful injury and accident firm with recognition from Martindale-Hubbell and Super Lawyers. Our team is well-prepared to aggressively fight for your interests.

Don’t delay – let our New Castle hit and run injury attorneys provide you with the help you need. Call (724) 576-8855 to schedule your free case evaluation.

Common Causes of Hit & Run Accidents

A “hit-and-run” occurs when a vehicle operator knowingly leaves the scene of an accident after striking:

These drivers are legally obligated to stop after causing damage. They may flee the scene for several reasons. Some may not even realize the extent of the damage. Maybe the driver fears the financial consequences of the accident – either in a lawsuit or in long-term impacts on their insurance rates.

Whatever their reason for fleeing, there is simply no excuse for their actions. They have abandoned their responsibility after causing harm, and perhaps worst of all, their presence might have helped the injured. Compensation for hit-and-run damages can cover an array of losses for the victim. Our attorneys will assertively advocate for you throughout the process.

What to Do After a Car Accident

Accidents may leave those involved confused and unsure of what to do next. If you have been involved in an accident, whether it is a hit-and-run or otherwise, consider these steps:

  • Ensure that all involved passengers and drivers are safe and call for emergency help if necessary.
  • Call the police. Once they arrive, they will begin detailing the incident into a record that may help secure evidence.
  • Share vital information with other drivers. This can include insurance, contact information, and your driver’s license.
  • If possible, connect with potential witnesses who can help verify what happened.
  • Reach out to your insurance company, as well as that of the other driver.

While ideally you will want to catch the license plate number of a fleeing driver, you are better off following precautions that are meant to keep you safe and preserve other forms of evidence.

Common Injuries in Hit & Run Accidents

Common injuries include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI): These can range from mild concussions to extreme brain damage, leading to cognitive impairments, memory loss, and emotional disturbances.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Damage to the spinal cord can result in partial or complete paralysis, significantly impacting mobility and independence.
  • Broken Bones: Fractures are common in high-impact collisions and may demand extensive medical treatment, including surgery and physical therapy.
  • Whiplash and Neck Injuries: The sudden impact can cause the head and neck to jerk violently, leading to soft tissue damage and chronic pain.
  • Internal Injuries: Damage to internal organs may not be immediately apparent but can be life-threatening without prompt medical attention.
  • Lacerations and Bruising: Cuts and bruises from broken glass or impact with the vehicle can lead to scarring and require medical intervention.
  • Emotional Trauma: Beyond physical injuries, victims often suffer from psychological effects like anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

What Damages Could Be Recovered in a Hit & Run Accident Claim?

These can be categorized into economic and non-economic damages.

Economic Damages

  • Medical Expenses: This includes the cost of emergency room visits, hospital stays, surgeries, medications, physical therapy, and any ongoing medical care required because of the accident.
  • Lost Wages: If your injuries stop you from working, you may be qualified to compensation for lost income during your recovery period.
  • Loss of Earning Capacity: If your injuries lead to long-term or endless disability, you may be able to recover damages for the loss of future earning potential.
  • Property Damage: Compensation for the repair or replacement of your vehicle and any other personal property damaged in the accident.
  • Rehabilitation Costs: Costs associated with physical or occupational therapy to help you regain function and independence.

Non-Economic Damages

  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for the physical pain and emotional distress you endure as a result of your injuries.
  • Emotional Distress: Damages for psychological impacts such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life: If your injuries prevent you from enjoying daily activities and hobbies, you may be entitled to compensation for this loss.
  • Loss of Consortium: If your injuries affect your relationship with your spouse, you may be able to retrieve damages for loss of companionship and support.

Contact Our Hit & Run Injury Lawyer in New Castle Today

Thanks to decades of experience in representing Western Pennsylvania clients, our hit and run accident attorneys in New Castle have the necessary resources and knowledge to help you get what you deserve.

For a free initial consultation on your hit-and-run accident, call us at (724) 576-8855 or contact us online.

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