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Glendale Hit and Run Accident Lawyer

When a driver who causes a crash leaves the scene without stopping to identify themselves or offer help to anyone who might need it, it could be for any number of reasons. Maybe they were driving without insurance, were under the influence, or had an outstanding warrant for their arrest. Or, maybe they just panicked and fled the crash site.

The reason does not matter. What matters is that you are injured, probably traumatized, with medical bills to pay. At Wattel & York, our hit-and-run accident attorneys in Glendale have more than 100+ years of combined experience handling complicated injury claims and recovering compensation for our clients. Call us at 866-395-2032 or contact us online to learn how we can help.

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Arizona Law on Hit-and-Run Accident Cases

Under Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS §28-661 to §28-665), any driver involved in an accident must remain at the scene. They must provide their name, address, and vehicle registration number to the other parties involved and to law enforcement officers. If they do not, it is a hit-and-run.

If the collision results in injury or death, the driver also needs to provide “reasonable assistance” to the injured parties. This could mean calling for medical help or taking the injured person to a medical facility.

So, when the driver who hit you flees the scene, they are breaking the law. This gives you additional legal leverage when pursuing a claim. Even if the driver is not found, the fact that it was a hit-and-run can sometimes help when filing a claim with your insurance company. If you live in Arizona, you likely have uninsured motorist coverage. This means if the cops are unable to find the driver, you can make a claim under your policy and get paid for your medical treatment, lost pay, and other expenses.

How Do You Recover Compensation in a Hit-and-Run Case in Glendale?

Our Glendale hit-and-run accident attorneys can help you determine the best way to get the maximum possible compensation from your insurance or from the driver. If the police can locate the driver, you can file a claim against their insurance for your injuries, car damage, and any other damages.

If the driver’s insurance refuses to pay up or they are not insured, that is when you use uninsured motorist coverage or take legal action (i.e., a personal injury lawsuit) against the driver.

Schedule a Consultation with Trusted and Resourceful Glendale Hit-and-Run Accident Lawyers

When you are the victim of a hit-and-run accident in Glendale, you have a lot on your plate: you are injured, cannot work, and probably cannot find the reckless driver responsible. At Wattel & York, we have successfully represented over 25,000 clients in almost all types of vehicle collision cases.

Our attorneys have the skills and resources to track down the at-fault driver and negotiate with powerful insurance companies to ensure you get the compensation you are rightfully entitled to. Whether the driver was operating a car, truck, or motorcycle, we can hold them financially accountable. Call us at 866-395-2032 or complete this form to get in touch with our team for a free consultation. 

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