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Being involved in a hit-and-run accident can be a traumatic experience. Not only do you have to deal with physical injuries and property damage, but you may also be left wondering how you will pay for medical bills and repairs.

At Cunningham Bounds, we understand the challenges that come with hit-and-run accidents. Our experienced team of attorneys is here to help you navigate the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our Atlanta hit-and-run lawyers, call (404) 609-1081 or contact us online today.

What is a Hit & Run Accident?

A hit-and-run accident, often referred to simply as a hit-and-run, is a type of motor vehicle collision in which one party involved in the accident leaves the scene without stopping to exchange information or provide assistance to the other party or parties involved. In essence, it's a situation where a driver involved in an accident flees instead of taking responsibility for their actions.

Here are the key elements of a hit-and-run accident:

  • Collision: A hit-and-run accident involves a collision between two or more vehicles or between a vehicle and a pedestrian, cyclist, or stationary object, just like any other traffic accident.
  • Fleeing the Scene: What distinguishes a hit-and-run is that one of the parties involved, typically the at-fault driver, leaves the scene without stopping. This can involve driving away immediately after the accident or escaping sometime later without providing their contact information.
  • Failure to Exchange Information: After a traffic accident in Georgia, drivers are legally required to stop and exchange information with the other parties involved. This information usually includes names, addresses, phone numbers, driver's license numbers, and insurance information. In a hit-and-run, this exchange doesn't happen because the fleeing driver doesn't stick around.
  • Illegality: Hit-and-run accidents are illegal in Georgia and all other states. Drivers who flee the scene of an accident may face criminal charges, fines, and potential license suspension or revocation.
  • Consequences: Hit-and-run accidents can have serious consequences, not only for the victim but also for the fleeing driver. The victim may be left with medical expenses, property damage, and emotional trauma, while the hit-and-run driver may face legal penalties if caught.
  • Investigations: Law enforcement agencies typically investigate hit-and-run accidents to identify the responsible driver. They may rely on witness statements, surveillance footage, and vehicle debris left at the scene to track down the fleeing driver.

Benefits of Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Uninsured motorist coverage in Georgia can be incredibly valuable in the event of a hit-and-run accident. This coverage is designed to protect you when you're involved in an accident with a driver who either doesn't have insurance (uninsured) or can't be identified (hit-and-run).

Here are the benefits of uninsured motorist coverage in Georgia in the context of a hit-and-run accident:


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Record-Breaking Verdicts & Settlements

  • $10 Million Verdict for Woman in Collision Case

    Cunningham Bounds’ attorneys achieved a $10 million jury verdict for the family of a commercial pilot in a head-on collision with a cocaine-impaired serviceman for an automobile dealer.

  • $6.5 Million Verdict for Woman Severely Injured in Crash

    Cunningham Bounds, LLC obtained a $6.5 million verdict against State Farm Insurance Company and in favor of its insured, Meghan Grove. Mrs. Grove was severely injured during an automobile collision.

  • $975,000 Settlement in Motor Vehicle Crash

    The Cunningham Bounds team obtained a $975,000 result on behalf of a client who was injured in a car accident.

  • $900,000 Settlement for Man Who Suffered a Herniated Disc

    Our client, and the driver behind him, were both appropriately stopped at a red light, when a third vehicle, owned by Southeastern Exterminating, Inc. slammed into the rear of the vehicles.

  • $870,000 Jury Verdict Against Driver Failing to Yield Right-of-Way

    An $870,000 verdict was obtained by the attorneys of Cunningham Bounds for a man who was severely injured when a Mobile County Gradall Excavator failed to yield the right-of-way.

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