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Hit and Run Accidents
Hit and run auto accidents often result in serious injuries. Although leaving the scene of a car accident is a crime, and often causes significant injury or death, the issue still occurs. A big reason why a driver commits a hit and run can be due to the driver having no insurance or driver's license. Sometimes, drivers involved in an auto accident are simply afraid to face the consequences of their actions.

Regardless, the results of a hit and run are often tragic. In Georgia, several people die every day, and dozens more are injured, in hit and run auto accidents. If a person is the victim of a hit and run car accident, it is extremely important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. An injured person may be entitled to compensation from their own insurance company for a car accident involving a hit and run driver, but there is often a very limited period of time to pursue such claims. At Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC, our attorneys are extremely experienced at pursuing insurance claims related to hit and run drivers. In fact, we dedicate our knowledge, skill and experience every day to helping victims of hit and run accidents in and near Atlanta recover compensation for their injuries.

Georgia Law Requires Drivers to Stop After an Accident

All drivers involved in an automobile accident are required under Georgia law to immediately stop or return to the scene if the accident caused injury, death, or damage to a vehicle. The drivers have a duty to exchange information with one another, and to render aid or get help if one of the drivers is seriously injured and cannot get to a hospital without assistance. A knowing failure to stop and comply with the law is a misdemeanor.  But if the accident caused death or serious injury, then the hit and run is a felony offense, and the guilty party can face up to five years in prison. The difficulty is that oftentimes a hit and run victim is not able to identify the driver or the vehicle that caused the accident. In such cases, what can they do?

Uninsured Motorist Coverage Can Help

How can you recover compensation for your injuries if you cannot identify the driver or the car that hit you? If you have uninsured motorist coverage on your automobile insurance policy, you can file a claim with your own insurance company. Normally, uninsured motorist/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage applies when you are hit by a driver who 1) is not carrying any liability insurance, or 2) does not have enough insurance to cover your costs. However, UM can also be used in the case of a hit and run. You are not required by law to carry UM/UIM coverage, but your insurance company is required to offer it. Adding UM coverage to your automotive policy is relatively inexpensive considering the benefit, so check your policy to make sure you have this important piece of coverage.

It is very important to understand that even though you are filing a claim with your own insurer, you should still be represented by an attorney. Filing a claim puts your interests against the interests of your insurer, and they will likely try to minimize their payout to you, just as the other driver's insurer would if you were suing them. Make sure you visit with an experienced Atlanta auto accident attorney before you give any statements to any insurance company, and before you sign any settlement documents.

Get Help with Your Georgia Hit and Run Accident

If you or a loved one been injured in a hit and run accident, contact the experienced lawyers at Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC at (404) 460-0101 for a free consultation to discuss your rights to compensation. We represent clients across Georgia, including the cities of Atlanta, Roswell, Rome, Macon and Jonesboro.

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I was in a head-on collision last year that put me in a wheelchair with a fractured femur. I needed an attorney and my cousin recommended this firm because he had used Briant Mildenhall for his accident. I was glad I called Briant because he always did what he said he would do and kept me informed. We settled with the insurance company and I'm happy with the result. If someone I know needs an attorney, I will tell them to call Briant because he will get the job done. Michael G.
After a head–on collision I had extremely serious injuries to my back and neck, and some internal injuries. I was airlifted to the hospital and started a huge amount of medical expenses accumulating. I hired a lawyer recommended by a friend but I was not satisfied. My cousin told me about this firm so I talked to Briant Mildenhall about handling the case. I was at ease from the get–go. Briant kept me informed all the way through, was always reassuring and did everything he said he would do. He helped us get the money we needed to get the treatment we needed. Briant was fantastic! Ronda W. (Car Accident)
I was in a car accident that was complicated from the start. I looked on the internet and called a few different lawyers but they turned me down after they heard my story. When I called this firm Lyn Dodson asked me to talk to her in person. I met with Lyn and Rob Katz and after hearing my story they were confident I had a case. They vigorously pursued my case and over time we built a trusting relationship. Lyn even took time to help me with the traffic issues and other aspects of the case. They were always on my side and talked to me about the advantages and disadvantages of my options... Robert W. (Car Accident)
After my car accident, I was looking for an attorney and came across the name Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC. My intuition told me to call. I called in and Briant Mildenhall talked to me. He was very clear and honest about my options. As the case went forward, Briant and the staff at the law office always answered my questions right away. I was very confident in Briant's legal ability. He kept me informed every step of the way. I would recommend Mr. Mildenhall and the firm to anyone who needs an attorney. Antonio J. (Car Accident)
I would recommend the law firm of Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC. Lyn Dodson was my attorney after my auto accident. I had confidence in her legal abilities and experience. She did a very good job for me. She was always there to answer the many questions I asked. The firm is very professional. Lyn always gave you her undivided attention. The firm, especially Lyn, worked with you like a long time friend. Joe B. (Auto Accident)
I am 100% satisfied. I called Rob the day after the accident. Everything he said that would happen did, every step of the way. He went beyond what we needed him to do. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer. Steve H.
Robert Katz isn't your average personal injury lawyer. He has specialized knowledge and experience that the others don't. Timothy W. (Trucking Accident)
I have nothing but good and positive things to say about Rob. One of the unique things about my case was that I was involved in a bicycle accident with another biker. He took an unorthodox case between two bicycle riders and he could see the logic and liability in it. I was very happy with the result. Rodney H. (Bicycle Accident)
We just loved him to death. He acted like he cared about us, not just our case. He kept us posted on everything. He even called us on Sundays to update us. My case involved a rear-end collision where I had herniated disks and I had had a prior back injury. Complicated as it was, we were very happy with the outcome. Kathy H. (Car accident)
Throughout the course of my case, Mr. Katz kept me informed about its status, returned my telephone calls and was very attentive to my needs and concerns. Simply put, he cared not just about my case, but about me. Joseph B.
I was, and still am, extremely satisfied with Rob's work and with the outcome of my case. Rob strives to be there for his clients, and I was no exception...I would happily recommend Rob to anyone who is seeking legal assistance after suffering a severe injury. Joey E.
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