Gary Bell and Brad Pollock
Injury Attorneys

Options for financial recovery following hit & runs

Options for financial recovery following hit & runs

We read about it every week, “Person Injured in an Auto Accident, Police Searching for Red SUV Seen Fleeing Scene of Collision.” It’s called a hit and run and they happen every day in the Denver Metro. The law says when you’re involved in an auto accident you need to stop, exchange information and render aid if necessary, but sometimes people leave the scene of an accident rather than fulfill their legal obligations. There are numerous reasons why: they could be intoxicated; have warrants; be uninsured; or not have a driver’s license. Whatever the reason, these Cowards of the Street (See our Free Book on HIT & RUN) have one thing in common, they don’t want to stay and wait for the police to show up.

If the at-fault driver runs after hitting you, who’s going to pay for your injuries? Most people might think their own insurance will help them out but unless you have the right insurance coverage – they won’t. If you don’t have full collision coverage, you’ll be stuck paying for the repairs to your vehicle and if you don’t have medical payments coverage (“Med Pay”) or uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage (“UIM”) you’ll be on your own to cover the cost of your medical care and other losses. It’s another reason why it’s important to have the right insurance coverage. You may not be a bad driver, but there are still plenty of bad drivers out there.

What should you do if you’re a victim of a hit and run? First, you’ll want to pull over and gather as much information from the other vehicle while it’s still in sight. The make/model, color, damage to the vehicle, a partial license plate number… it’s all helpful to police and investigators. Then you’ll want to call the police, even if you don’t think you’re seriously injured at the time. The police will create a report and investigate the collision. If you don’t report it, you’ll find yourself in the difficult position of having to prove to your own insurance company how the accident happened. A proactive approach is the best way to protect yourself from a hit and run. Just because you’re innocent doesn’t mean you have to be a victim.

For more information about your rights and options following a hit & run or any type of auto crash in Colorado, contact a Denver car accident attorney at Bell & Pollock by calling (303) 795-5900 or by emailing us via the contact form on this page.

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Call a trusted attorney at Bell & Pollock, P.C. at (303) 795-5900 to get on the road to recovery now. You can also email our firm via the contact firm on this page.

As proud champions of the people, our lawyers are ready to answer your questions, explain the law and your rights, and help you take whatever steps necessary to recover the compensation you’re entitled to. With us in your corner, you can be confident that you have the legal support and representation necessary to successfully resolve your claim.

Don’t delay your recovery for a second longer – and don’t be misguided into thinking that you have to go through the process alone. Our attorneys are here, ready to help – and you won’t have to pay us anything until (or unless) there is a recovery in your case.

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CASE: Client was injured by a drunk driver. As a result of the motor vehicle accident, client was rendered a quadriplegic and needed a life care plan.
Outcome: $9,600,000

CASE: Against Insurance company for failure to pay for property damage after a gas and fire explosion.
Outcome: $1,600,000

CASE: Medical malpractice for failure to diagnose a descending aorta aneurism, resulting in death.
Outcome: $1,300,000

CASE: Neck and back injuries from car accident. Client had ongoing symptoms and needed injections for attempted remediation of pain.
Settled for $485,000

CASE: Client was injured in a 2 vehicle collision. She suffered a traumatic brain injury, concussion and multiple injuries to the neck.
Outcome: $6,000,000

CASE: Client was in her car and was T-Boned by a commercial vehicle. Her cerebral spinal fluid leaked and she suffered a concussion and traumatic brain injury with neck and lumbar (low back) injuries. Her neck injury caused radiating pain, numbness and tingling in her arms.
Outcome: $3,400,000

CASE: Client was driving on a rural road when another car crossed the center line and caused a head-on collision in the snow and ice. Client did physical work for a living. Both knees were injured, along with a neck injury.
Outcome: $2,300,000

CASE: Client was driving on South Parker road when another vehicle rapidly changed lanes and rear-ended the client. That vehicle was cited for careless driving. The collision caused a concussion with traumatic brain Injury. Client missed time from work and had a positive correlation between brain scan and neuropsychological test results.
Outcome: $950,000

CASE: Client was rear ended by a dump truck, was then knocked forward and hit another vehicle. Client had a concussion with traumatic brain injury. Client underwent a brain scan which showed hypoperfusion, correlated with her concussion symptoms. Client suffered neck injuries and injuries to her low back.
Outcome: $650,000

CASE: Client was rear-ended. The mechanism of injury from the forces in the collision caused her neck injury and at the same time, damaged her organs inside her throat. Client had swallowing and choking issues.
Outcome: $1,250,000

CASE: Client was in a motor vehicle accident. Both injections in the neck rendered some temporary relief. The Injections were transforaminal epidural steroid injections. Surgery was recommended on the lumbar (low back). The low back was injured by the forces in the collisions.
Outcome: $933,000

CASE: The client was driving in her car and was rear-ended thereby causing injuries to her lower back and neck. Client also suffered a concussion. Client had to undergo facet injections multiple times, through multiple procedures. Client also had cognitive issues which required cognitive training and therapy.
Outcome: $400,000

CASE: Client was entering a highway from an on ramp and was rear-ended by a commercial van. Client tested positive for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and failed conservative treatment.