Kentucky drivers who hit other vehicles and keep on going may be subject to both criminal and civil penalties. If you were injured by a hit-and-run driver, you have the right to seek full and fair compensation for the harm you suffered. However, actually obtaining this compensation can be a challenge, since the negligent party may be hard to identify or track down.
At the Louisville law firm of T.J. Smith, Attorney at Law, we help uphold the rights of injured people throughout the state. This includes those injured in hit-and-run accidents. We understand that being involved in an accident is stressful enough without the added insult of having the responsible party leave the scene without even checking to see if you are okay. In such situations, you can call T.J. — He'll make 'em pay.
Underinsured Motorist Coverage
Depending on your particular car insurance policy, you may be able to recover compensation from your own insurance company if the hit-and-run driver cannot be located. Some uninsured motorist policies allow hit-and-run accident victims to recover compensation no matter what. Others exclude hit-and-run accidents if the driver can't be identified.
T.J. and our legal team will do everything possible to help you recover compensation through your own insurance company or through other means. We work with top-flight experts, including accident reconstruction professionals, to develop cases. We have successfully recovered more than $200 million for accident victims throughout Kentucky.
To get a free initial consultation about your hit-and-run case, contact T.J. Smith, Attorney at Law, by email or by calling our lawyer at 502-792-7937 (Louisville) or 270-261-4114 (Central Kentucky).