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Orange County Hit-And-Run Accident Lawyer

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  • Support: Victims of hit-and-run accidents face not only physical and emotional challenges but also the complex legal and insurance landscape. Callahan & Blaine provides crucial assistance, leveraging over 40 years of experience to guide clients toward compensation.
  • Hit-And-Run Laws: California’s laws are stringent regarding hit-and-run incidents, mandating that drivers involved in accidents, especially those causing injury or death, stay at the scene, exchange information, and assist the injured, highlighting the severity of fleeing the scene.
  • Compensation: Recoverable damages in hit-and-run claims include medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and potentially punitive damages, emphasizing the importance of experienced legal representation to fully realize the scope of compensation available.
  • Focused Knowledge: Callahan & Blaine’s dedicated lawyers bring extensive experience, a client-focused approach, and a track record of significant settlements to help hit-and-run victims navigate the legal process and fight for comprehensive compensation.
  • Contact our hit-and-run lawyers today by calling 714-241-4444 or filling out a contact form for a consultation and take the first step towards securing the justice and support you need to move forward.

Hit-and-run accidents are among the most distressing and complicated types of road traffic incidents to resolve, particularly due to the added challenge of identifying the party at fault. Victims of such accidents often find themselves dealing with not only physical injuries and emotional trauma but also the burden of navigating through the complex legal and insurance claim processes. The lawyers at Callahan & Blaine offer critical support to accident victims by helping them understand the steps necessary to pursue compensation for injuries.

Our legal team has over 40 years of experience navigating the complexities of hit-and-run accident claims. We work tirelessly to investigate the hit-and-run, gather evidence, and identify the at-fault party, even when that individual initially fled the scene. We communicate with insurance companies, negotiate settlements, and represent you in court if necessary. With the support of a dedicated car accident lawyer, you will improve your chances of obtaining a favorable resolution.

California Hit-And-Run Laws

California’s legal stance on hit-and-run collisions is very straightforward. When a driver accidentally hits a car that is not occupied, they are obligated to leave their name and way to be contacted by the owner of the other car.

In accidents that result in injuries or even the death of someone, fleeing the scene elevates the charge to a felony, which is considered far more severe than lesser charges like infractions or misdemeanors.

According to California Vehicle Code 20001 (a), drivers who are involved in accidents that cause injury or death to another person must stay at the accident site.

The law mandates that drivers involved in such serious accidents must not only remain at the scene until law enforcement or emergency services arrive but also must exchange their personal information. These drivers must offer help to anyone injured in the accident, which could be as straightforward as making an emergency call.

This requirement is pivotal in ensuring immediate medical help for the injured, potentially saving lives. Leaving injured individuals unattended at the scene or on the road increases their risk and could lead to further harm.

How the Hit-And-Run Lawyers at Callahan & Blaine Can Help Your Case

If you are a victim of a hit-and-run accident, the team at Callahan & Blaine has the focused knowledge and proven track record to guide you throughout the legal process. The following are the benefits of working with our dedicated hit-and-run lawyers:

  • Experienced Legal Team: With over four decades of legal experience, Callahan & Blaine is known for its comprehensive litigation skills across personal injury, including hit-and-run accident claims.
  • Impressive Results: Our history of achieving significant outcomes for clients includes securing the highest personal injury settlement in U.S. history ($50 million) and a record $934 million jury verdict in a complex business litigation​​​​.
  • Client-Centric Approach: Clients receive detailed attention from an experienced trial lawyer at every step of their case.
  • Comprehensive Case Handling:
    • Conduct thorough investigations into the hit-and-run incident.
    • Identify all possible compensation sources, including complex insurance coverage issues.
    • Negotiate or litigate to ensure fair and comprehensive compensation for damages sustained​​​​.
  • National Reputation for Excellence: Our track record of winning challenging and complex cases has earned them a national reputation as a leading litigation firm in California​​​​.

Choosing Callahan & Blaine means partnering with a law firm that not only understands the complexities of hit-and-run accident claims but also prioritizes your well-being and financial recovery. Our seasoned litigators are prepared to leverage our extensive resources to pursue the justice and compensation you deserve.

Recoverable Compensation in a Hit-And-Run Accident Claim

When you’re involved in a hit-and-run accident, the types of damages you may be able to recover can cover a wide range of losses aimed at compensating you for both tangible and intangible recovery, including the following:

  • Medical Expenses: This includes costs for immediate treatment following the accident, as well as ongoing and future medical care related to your injuries. It covers everything from emergency room visits, surgeries, medication, and physical therapy to any rehabilitative services.
  • Lost Wages: If injuries prevent you from going back to work, you can recover lost income. This also extends to loss of earning capacity if your ability to work in the future is affected.
  • Property Damage: Car repairs or the replacement value of your vehicle, as well as any personal property damaged in the accident.
  • Pain and Suffering: Intended to compensate for the pain and psychological trauma you have suffered as a result of the accident. This can include anxiety, depression, loss of enjoyment of life, and other emotional impacts.
  • Punitive Damages: If the hit-and-run driver’s conduct is especially reckless or egregious, punitive damages will be awarded to punish the opposing party and deter future conduct.

Each case is unique, and the specific damages you may be able to recover depend on the details of your situation. An experienced personal injury lawyer at Callahan & Blaine can help you understand your rights and the full extent of compensation you are entitled to, ensuring that you are fully supported through your recovery process.

Speak With the Orange County Hit-and-Run Accident Lawyers at Callahan & Blaine Today

If you have been affected by a hit-and-run accident, the aftermath can be overwhelming, as the liable party may be difficult to locate. At Callahan & Blaine, we can make a significant difference in seeking compensation and justice on your behalf. With a track record of landmark settlements and a comprehensive approach to litigation, our team is skilled at navigating the intricacies of hit-and-run accident claims.

Contact our hit-and-run lawyers today by calling 714-241-4444 or filling out a contact form for a consultation and take the first step towards securing the justice and support you need to move forward.

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