Las Vegas Hit & Run Lawyer

You could recover damages even if the liable driver flees.

In most car accidents, you could pursue compensation from the liable driver’s insurance. However, recovering damages for your medical bills and other expenses is more complicated when the driver flees the scene.

A Las Vegas hit and run lawyer with Oronoz & Ericsson pursues compensation on your behalf. We help you navigate the insurance claim and legal process with skill and compassion.

Call us today at 702-878-2889 or use our quick contact form to schedule your free, no-risk consultation.

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Involved in a Hit & Run Accident? Here’s What to Do

These steps could make your injury case worth more.

Nevada law requires that a driver stops after a car crash to exchange insurance information with the other driver and get medical help for the injured.

A Las Vegas hit and run attorney suggests the following after the crash:

  • Call 911
  • Take pictures at the scene (if possible), including skid marks, debris, and street signs to show the location
  • Please do not attempt to chase after the fleeing driver as it could be dangerous
  • Give the police as much information about the car or driver as possible, including the color, make, and type of vehicle
  • Get medical care right away
  • Only give your insurance company the basic facts about the crash

You could recover compensation whether the at-fault driver is apprehended or not. A hit and run accident lawyer in Nevada knows how to prove your injuries and damages to maximize compensation.

How a Hit and Run Lawyer Helps

We make your life easier with exceptional legal care.

Oronoz & Ericsson Injury Lawyers take care of the paperwork, communication, and details to get you the compensation you deserve. Our legal team dedicates itself to all aspects of your case while you rest and recuperate from your injuries.

An attorney, not a paralegal, handles your case from start to finish.

A hit and run lawyer can:

  • Connect you to medical care whether you have health insurance or not
  • Seek to have medical bills on hold while your case is pending
  • Help you get your car repaired
  • Collect evidence of injury and damages
  • Communicate and negotiate with the insurance company
  • File a lawsuit to collect damages if necessary

Our lawyers have a proven record of results, collecting millions of dollars in damages for people injured through no fault of their own.

Compensation in a Hit and Run Accident

A Nevada hit and run lawyer pursues all viable recovery options.

Compensation for your injuries after a hit-and-run accident comes from several potential sources.

We File a Claim Against the At-fault Driver’s Insurance

This option depends on the fleeing driver being apprehended by police or turning himself in. Satellite tracking and anti-theft devices make it easier for law enforcement to track down hit-and-run drivers.

If this happens in your case, a Las Vegas hit-and-run lawyer files a detailed claim with the liable party’s insurance carrier.

We File a Claim with Your Insurance

If you have uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance, we file a claim with your insurance. We review your policy to ensure you receive the benefits you are entitled to recover.

We File a Claim with a Liable Third-Party

Suppose your hit and run accident involved a commercial or company vehicle. In that case, we file a claim with the employer’s insurance policy. A hit and run accident lawyer can also file a lawsuit against an insurance company that refuses to negotiate in good faith.

How Much Is Your Case Worth?

We seek maximum compensation for your physical and emotional suffering.

Each injury case is different. Insurance companies and the court typically award greater money damages for extensive and severe injuries. However, our experienced Las Vegas hit and run accident lawyers pursue the most compensation possible to cover your:

  • Medical care and treatment
  • Car repair or replacement
  • Personal property loss or damage
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Diminished earning capacity due to injury
  • Diminished enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium

Wrongful Death

According to KTNV news in Las Vegas, Nevada has the fourth-highest rate of fatal hit and run crashes in the nation. Our hit-and-run accident lawyers help you pursue compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one.

Injuries from a Hit and Run Crash

You could suffer catastrophic injuries from a hit-and-run accident, notably a high-speed crash. Typical injuries include:

A hit and run lawyer with Oronoz & Ericsson talks to your healthcare provider to better understand your injuries and prognosis. We assign a value to your damages to cover both current and projected expenses.

Criminal Penalties for Hit and Run

A hit and run is a misdemeanor or a felony crime in Nevada, depending on the specific events of the case.

Hit and Run Accidents With Injury or Death

According to Nevada Revised Statute 484E.030, drivers must stop and give aid to anyone injured in a motor vehicle accident. The law requires drivers to call for medical help and provide their name, address, and vehicle registration to the other driver and the investigating police officer.

Penalty for Hit and Run Injury or Death

A hit and run accident that results in injury or death is punishable by a minimum of two years in prison and:

  • Up to 20 years in prison
  • Maximum fine of $5,000
  • Driver’s license revoked

Hit and Run Accidents With Property Damage Only

Nevada Revised Statute 484E.020 requires that drivers stop for an accident with property damage only. Drivers must exchange personal and insurance information among themselves and responding police officers.

Penalty for Hit and Run Property Damage Only

The penalty for a hit and run with property damage is a maximum of six months in jail, a $1,000 fine, and six points on the offender’s driving record.

Hit and Run Accidents With Unattended Vehicle

Under Nevada Revised Statute 484E.040, a driver who hits a parked, unattended vehicle must either:

  • Leave a note on the car with their contact information
  • Attempt to locate the driver
  • Report the accident to the police

When the at-fault driver is too injured to do any of these actions, other adults in the vehicle are responsible for calling the police.

Get Help With Your Hit and Run Today

Were you injured in a hit-and-run accident? Call our Las Vegas hit-and-run accident lawyers to explore your options for collecting compensation.

Oronoz & Ericsson Injury Lawyers focus on helping people hurt through another party’s carelessness or criminal act. We aggressively pursue the maximum compensation you could recover for your injuries or a loved one’s wrongful death.

You only have a short time to take legal action in Nevada. Call us today at 7702-878-2889 or use our quick contact form to schedule your free, no-risk consultation.