Our Georgia hit-and-run attorneys understand the level of stress that can occur after an accident. There are so many unanswered questions. Thankfully, the law is on your side as a victim. We fight for the rights of victims.
Georgia laws strictly prohibit leaving the scene of an accident. Metro Atlanta Law Group is here to make sure you get the justice you deserve.
We Are Experienced Hit & Run Attorneys
Have you become the victim of a hit-and-run accident? If so, our experienced trial attorneys are ready to fight for your rights.
Georgia laws require all drivers to stop and exchange information at the scene of an accident. Failure to do so will result in serious penalties, including the possibility of being charged with a felony, depending on the circumstances of the accident.
Hit and run accidents are more common than many people realize and include the following examples.
A driver hit an unoccupied parked car and caused damage. The driver fled the scene of the accident.
A driver hit a telephone pole and caused damage. They fled the scene without reporting the damages.
A driver struck a pedestrian and caused serious injuries or death. They left the scene without stopping.
A driver hit another driver, causing injuries or death, and fled the scene.
A driver hit an obstacle, causing property damage, and fled the scene without reporting the accident.
Misdemeanor or Felony Hit-and-Run?
Georgia is serious about its hit-and-run laws. The state charges hit-and-run drivers with both misdemeanors and felonies, depending on the type of accident and the severity of the injuries.
If a hit-and-run accident caused only minor damages or injuries, the driver will likely face a misdemeanor charge. If serious injuries or a fatality occurred, the driver will face felony charges.
The penalties for hit-and-run drivers are stiff and can range from hefty fines to long jail sentences. If someone hit you and ran, Metro Atlanta Law Group will become your advocate and fight on your behalf.
Often, drivers will flee the scene of an accident because they are guilty of another offense. For these drivers, the penalties become more substantial.
Driving under the influence(DUI)
Driving a stolen vehicle
Driving under a suspended license
Driving without insurance coverage
Reckless driving, including speeding
We Bring Strong Legal Representation to the Table
Our Georgia hit-and-run attorneys are poised to take immediate action. We have a consistent track record of successfully resolving hundreds of hit-and-run cases.
Hit-and-run accidents are devastating. They often leave behind serious injuries and a great amount of stress. How will you hold the at-fault party? Will the police investigate? Who will pay for your damages?
Hit-and-run victims have a lot of unanswered questions. We are here to help you get answers!
Will Your Insurance Policy Cover the Damages?
If you have become the victim of a hit-and-run accident, it can be stressful trying to obtain compensation. While uninsured motorist coverage is not required in the state of Georgia, many drivers purchase this coverage for protection.
In the event you are hit by someone without insurance or a driver who flees the scene, your insurance company may cover your damages.
At Metro Atlanta Law Group, we will help you get the fair compensation you deserve. With a full investigation into the accident, we will work to find the at-fault driver.
You and your family deserve fair compensation for the injuries and damages caused by a lawless driver. The driver must be held accountable for their actions and the crimes they have committed.
We Will Pursue Every Legal Avenue for Recourse
An investigation often reveals the identity of the at-fault driver. Once they are discovered, we will start the process of pursuing their insurance company.
We will also negotiate with your insurance company to make sure they pay for the damages you suffered. Our expert team of attorneys will work to pursue the best possible legal recourse.
If it becomes necessary, we will pursue a lawsuit in court. We will not rest until you receive the fair outcome you deserve.
We understand the stress that is felt after a hit-and-run. There is so much uncertainty and a great amount of fear.
Our hit-and-run attorneys become your advocate. With our attentive legal services, you will have great peace of mind in knowing your case is in capable hands.
Do All Hit-and-Run Cases Go to Court?
Because hit-and-run is a criminal offense in the state of Georgia, you may be called by the prosecution to testify against the hit-and-run driver.
It is important to note, you are not under trial. You are simply there to tell your side of how the driver caused damages and injuries. You are there to help hold the at-fault driver accountable for their criminal actions.
Some hit-and-run cases end up being settled outside of court. You may settle with the insurance company or the at-fault driver. In some cases, we end up pursuing a civil lawsuit on behalf of our injured clients.
Schedule Your Consultation Appointment Today
If you have become the victim of a hit-and-run, call us immediately. Our hit-and-run experts are standing by to take your call.
At Metro Atlanta Law Group, we offer free consultation appointments for injured hit-and-run victims. Our services are also contingent.
A contingency arrangement means you do not pay unless we win your case. We will be with you every step of the way, fighting for your rights as an injured victim.
Call Metro Atlanta Law Group today. We will schedule your appointment promptly and go right to work on investigating your hit-and-run accident. You do not have to fight alone!