If you or someone you know in Washington has been the victim of the unfortunate scenario where an Amazon driver causes a hit-and-run, understanding your rights and the various legal options available to you is essential to recovering compensation for your damages.
At The Gilbert Law Firm, our attorneys represent clients from all over Washington and the Pacific Northwest against Amazon truck driver accidents. In this blog, we’re going to go into more details about what exactly hit-and-run is, and what you can do about it if you’ve been the victim of one.
Legal Consequences of a Hit-and-Run in Washington
A hit-and-run is the term for an incident where a driver causes a collision of some sort and subsequently leaves the scene without fulfilling their legal obligations following an accident. This includes providing identification and insurance information, and rendering aid to injured parties if needed.
Unfortunately, hit-and-run incidents can lead to severe consequences for the victims.
While thankfully less common than traditional auto accidents, hit-and-runs are still far more common than they should be.
Hit-and-runs are taken very seriously by Washington state officials, and the consequences for a driver who commits a hit-and-run can include measures like fines, suspension or revocation of their driver’s license, and even criminal charges and imprisonment.
Additionally, the victims of a hit-and-run are entitled to seek compensation for their injuries and damages resulting from the hit-and-run incident.
Seeking Representation After Your Amazon Driver Hit-and-Run in Washington
If you’ve been the victim of a hit-and-run involving an Amazon driver in Washington state, it’s critical that you consult with a trusted, local attorney who has experience with these types of cases.
The help of a skilled attorney when building your claim against the negligent driver can be invaluable. They can help you with everything from investigating the accident and gathering evidence, to negotiating a satisfactory settlement, and even representing you in court, if needed.
- Investigating the Accident
One of the most important parts of any hit-and-run case in Washington is the thorough investigation of the accident itself. When you partner with The Gilbert Law Firm, our legal team will help you gather crucial evidence like witness statements, closed-circuit or surveillance footage, and any pertinent information about the responsible driver. This information will be crucial in helping to identify the party liable for the damages and strengthening your claim.
- Negotiating with Insurance Companies
Another important part of the claims process is negotiating with insurance adjusters to reach an appropriate settlement value. This process is not only complex and critical to the overall outcome of the case, but it can be highly stressful and overwhelming for someone who’s just trying to recover and get on with their life. We will fight hard to maximize your settlement amount to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, out-of-pocket costs, and even pain and suffering.
- Pursuing Legal Action
Sometimes, a fair settlement simply can’t be reached without litigation. In that case, our team won’t hesitate to bring your case before a judge or jury and pursue your claim for justice and compensation through to the end. Our team will prepare a seamless case with compelling evidence, and will fiercely advocate for your rights in the courtroom.
Let The Gilbert Law Firm Fight For You After Your Amazon Hit-and-Run Accident
At The Gilbert Law Firm, we have devoted ourselves to personal injury cases, particularly one where employees of large companies like Amazon cause accidents and leave the scene. Our experienced team of legal professionals has a deep knowledge of Washington state personal injury laws and can help you build an incredibly strong case. Contact us today to get started.
Disclaimer: The blog published by the Gilbert Law Firm marketing team for informational purposes only and is not considered legal advice or a substitute for legal advice. There is no attorney-client relationship between the reader and the blog publisher. Readers are urged to consult their own legal counsel on any specific legal questions concerning a specific situation.