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Jonathan M. Kashani
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If you’ve been in a hit-and-run car accident, you may feel concerned about your ability to repay the damages. Incurring costs because of another person’s negligent actions often causes enough stress on its own. Is it possible for you to receive compensation? Are there consequences the other driver might face if they’re caught?

We at Kash Legal know all about the stressors that might come up in a car accident, including hit-and-run collisions. Our legal team has significant experience in personal injury law, so we may be able to answer a few of your questions. If you’re looking for more information about hit-and-run accidents, allow us to break down everything you might need to know.

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What Compensation Can You Receive After a Hit-And-Run Accident?

Following a hit-and-run accident, you’re likely to incur many costs in damages because of another person’s negligence. You may be able to receive compensation for the following damages:

Medical bills, including physical therapy, ambulance costs, hospital and emergency room treatment, and future medical costs

Legal fees

Property damage

Loss of wages

Loss of wage earning potential

Pain and suffering

Scarring and disfigurement

If you want to get the maximum potential compensation, you may want to hire a lawyer. Your lawyer’s negotiation skills may be able to ascertain the worth of your case, lower your level of fault in the accident, and help you to collect the highest possible compensation you deserve.

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What Are the Consequences for Hit-and-Run Drivers

Leaving the scene of a car accident before exchanging information is considered a crime. The negligent party may face the following consequences:

Jail Time

Fines

Points on Driving Records

License Suspension

Probation

Paying the Victims Damages

If you’re interested in the other party receiving the justice they deserve, hiring a lawyer may be a good idea. By hiring a lawyer, the case is likely to be accurately and effectively presented to the court, which may also make the roads far safer.

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What Is the Statute of Limitations for a Hit-and-Run Accident?

In Los Angeles, as well as the rest of California, an accident involving significant injuries generally has a statute of limitations of two years. This includes many types of car accidents, as well as several hit-and-run collisions. Knowing the statute of lmitations that applies to your claim is critical. Statute of limitations serve to help preserve evidence. The sooner you file the claim the better.

If you were injured as a result of a hit-and-run, you most likely have two years to start taking legal action, beginning from the date of the inciting incident. Depending on the specifics of the case, the statute of limitations may increase. To determine if you may have an extension, it would be wise to consult a lawyer for more information. 

What To Do After a Hit-and-Run With a Commercial Vehicle?

It’s not uncommon for people to panic and flee the sceen of an accident. Emotions are high and people get scared, often they don’t respond in the best way possible. While it’s not common, hit and run accident involving commerical vehicles do happen. The fear of incaeration and heavy fines can cloud anyone’s judgment. By law, commercial drivers must remain at the scene of the accident and call for help. When they don’t they will face severe consequneces. Commercial vehicles are considered common carriers and are, therefore, held to a high degree of care under the law. The best thing you can do for yourself is to contact a skilled hit-and-run attorney.

How Can A Los Angeles Hit-and-Run Attorney Help?

If you’re planning on taking legal action, would like to receive the maximum compensation, or simply want to make the road safer, you may want to hire a lawyer. Your hit and run attorney may be able to assist you in a number of ways, including the following:

  • Legal knowledge
  • Negotiation skills
  • Handling insurance companies
  • Help select the next best steps
  • Lead an investigation
  • Collect and analyze evidence
  • Maximize compensation
  • Reduce the level of fault
  • Refer you to medical professionals
  • Provide you with other helpful resources

If you’re planning on taking legal action, please avoid representing yourself. Your lawyer is far more likely to present your case in a way that is accurate and effective. In order to receive the best possible outcome, we strongly recommend hiring a hit and run attorney experienced in personal injury law.

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Common Injuries in Hit-and-Run Accidents

Depending on the severity of the collision there are many types of injuries that victims may suffer including:

  • Brain trauma
  • Loss of limbs (in extreme cases)
  • Burns
  • Neck damage (including whiplash)
  • Internal bleeding
  • Broken bones
  • Knee injuries

These injuries often require extensive medical care and services, that victims can only cover with the help of a personal injury claim. The best way to ensure a favorable outcome for your claim is to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

Jonathan M. Kashani

LEGALLY REVIEWED BY

Jonathan M. Kashani

June 23, 2024

Jonathan M. Kashani is the founder of Kash Legal Group, specializing in personal injury law with a commitment to providing personalized client services and high-quality legal representation. He holds a Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law and is admitted to practice in all state courts of California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

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Seek Justice With a Los Angeles Hit-And-Run Lawyer From Kash Legal

At Kash Legal, we are highly familiar and experienced with personal injury law, including car accidents and hit-and-run collisions. Our legal team has helped numerous clients handle their cases while reducing stress, leading negotiations during settlement, maximizing compensation, and much more. We’re dedicated to supporting our clients during each step of the legal process, meaning they never feel alone.

Our legal team is available to answer questions and discuss the details of your situation, and we’re patiently waiting to hear from you. To get in contact with us, please call (888) 527-4128. Additionally, if you would prefer to message us, you’re also welcome to complete our contact form.

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Our Clients Love Us

Jonathan has been great in getting my accident case settled and for more than I expected. They took care of everything for me so I didn't have to deal with any insurance agencies. Highly recommended.

Cynthia R.San Francisco, CA

Kash Legal Group . Jonathan and his team are the best. Never have I delt with such a professional, caring group. They kept in touch and informed me the whole journey. Eileen was so comforting to me. And I would MOST DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS TEAM ..

Deanna S.Big Bear, CA

I am super satisfied with the job Kashani and his team had done for me after my car accident. They help me get all the attention I needed after accident plus got me a good compensation. They all are very pleasant and know what are doing, they are very professional and sharp . The group firm assisted me till make sure I was healed and make sure everything was paid by other insurance.

Felipe C.Riverside, CA

After my injury, I contacted Kash Legal in hopes of getting justice for what had happened to me. Kash Legal has helped me achieve that goal, and even during the COVID pandemic, they had always kept fighting and updating me on the case with extreme professionalism. Kash Legal changed my life for the better, and did a fantastic job doing so.

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