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Hit & Run Accidents

Pocatello Hit & Run Accident Lawyer

Fighting For Those Who Have Been Injured in Hit & Run Accidents in Idaho

A car accident can be a frightening and overwhelming experience, especially when injuries occur. However, it can become much worse if the at-fault driver flees the scene without helping the victim or providing their personal information. Whenever the hit-and-run can’t be identified, then it is possible that the victim must cover the expenses associated with the accident.

If you were the recent victim of a hit-and-run accident in Idaho and are unsure where to look for help, May, Rammell & Wells is ready to help you recover the compensation you deserve. With more than 70 years of combined experience, our Pocatello personal injury lawyers have a thorough understanding of state law to determine the best course of action for your specific case.

Contact us! Our Pocatello hit & run accident lawyers can support and represent you after you have been injured in an accident. Call May, Rammell & Wells at 208-623-8021.

What to Do if You Are Involved in a Hit & Run Collision

In the aftermath of the crash involving injuries and property damage, it can be difficult to remain calm. However, if you are not severely injured and require immediate medical attention, it is imperative to collect as much information as possible to help your insurance provider make decisions about your claim and to cooperate with law enforcement in order to catch the driver who left the scene.

The following are important pieces of information that can help the police identify the phantom driver:

  • Make and model of the other vehicle
  • License plate number
  • Color and condition
  • Location and time of the accident
  • Contact information of witnesses
  • Pictures of the accident and your vehicle, especially if the other car left pain at the damage site

In Idaho, drivers are required to have uninsured motorist (UIM) insurance coverage, unless waived in writing. If the at-fault driver cannot be identified, then this UIM coverage would take the place of the other party, so you are covered for any medical expenses and property damage from the accident. Nevertheless, having a lawyer on your side still applies because your insurance company may look for ways to reduce your claim, or deny it altogether.

Common Injuries in Hit & Run Accidents

Some common injuries include:

  • Head Injuries: Concussions, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and other head trauma are frequent in hit and run accidents. These injuries can have long-lasting impacts on cognitive function and quality of life.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Damage to the spinal cord can lead to partial or complete paralysis, significantly affecting the victim's mobility and independence.
  • Broken Bones: Fractures and broken bones are very common, particularly in the arms, legs, ribs, and pelvis. These injuries can require extensive medical treatment and prolonged recovery periods.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Whiplash, sprains, strains, and other soft tissue injuries could cause chronic pain and limited mobility.
  • Internal Injuries: Damage to internal organs, internal bleeding, and other serious internal injuries can be life-threatening and may require emergency medical intervention.
  • Psychological Trauma: The emotional impact of a hit and run accident can be profound, leading to anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

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

Damages that could be recovered include the following:

  • Medical Expenses: This includes both present and future medical costs related to the injury. Coverage for hospital stays, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, and any necessary medical equipment or home modifications may be sought.
  • Lost Wages: Victims may be entitled to compensation for lost wages because of the incapacity to work during recovery. This also includes potential future earnings if the injury leads to a long-term or permanent disability.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for physical pain and emotional despair experienced as a result of the accident. This takes into account the severity of the injuries and the effect on the victim’s quality of life.
  • Property Damage: Restitution for the restoration or replacement of any property damaged in the accident, such as a vehicle, bicycle, or personal belongings.
  • Loss of Consortium: In cases where the victim's injuries significantly impact their relationship with a spouse or family members, compensation may be awarded for loss of companionship and support.
  • Punitive Damages: In some cases, if the hit and run driver is identified and their behavior was particularly reckless or egregious, the court may grant punitive damages to penalize the wrongdoer and prevent similar conduct in the future.

Let Our Pocatello Hit & Run Accident Lawyer Today

While you make the best recovery possible from injury, our legal team can investigate the crash, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance providers, and handle all of the legal paperwork. Do not hesitate to let us obtain monetary damages on your behalf.

Contact us and schedule an initial consultation with our Pocatello hit and run attorney today.


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