Hit And Run Accidents
Our Ohio attorneys fight for your rights
If someone causes a car accident, they’re legally obligated to remain at the scene of the accident and exchange insurance information with the other driver. That’s why hit-and-run accidents are so frustrating – and against the law.
If another driver caused your crash and fled the scene, you might think you don’t have any way to obtain compensation for your crash. But the reality victims of hit-and-run accidents have legal options. And our Ohio hit-and-run accident attorneys can help you explore them.
Based in Cleveland and serving accident victims throughout Ohio, Merriman Legal, LLC, has a well-earned reputation for being a top-notch legal firm that vigorously defends the rights of accident victims.
Why drivers leave accidents
There are many reasons why drivers flee the scene of a hit-and-run accident. Common reasons why include:
- Driving without a license
- Driving without car insurance (against the law in Ohio)
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driver committing another crime (including stealing car or excessive speeding)
Whatever the cause of your hit-and-run accident, no matter how straightforward or complicated it might seem, we want to help you explore all your available legal options.
How we can help you
The most common way people obtain financial compensation for hit-and-run accidents involves filing a claim with their own insurance company. This approach works best if drivers have uninsured motorist coverage on their existing policy.
But even if you have such insurance coverage, there’s no guarantee that you will automatically be compensated by your own insurance company for your hit-and-run accident. That’s because most insurance companies only care about one thing – making money. As a result, your own insurance company might deny your claim, even if you have the appropriate insurance.
That’s not right. That’s why we want to help you explore all your available legal options. Once you decide which one best suits you, we can then work with you to help you obtain full and fair compensation. Remember, you didn’t do anything wrong. You shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s reckless behavior. Make my team your team. Contact us right now.