Any car accident is traumatizing, but if the driver who caused the crash flees the scene, the situation becomes even more stressful. Washington state law requires any driver who causes an accident to remain at the crash scene, assist with any injuries, and report the crash to local law enforcement if there were any injuries or significant property damage – but this does not always happen in Vancouver.

If you or someone you love has suffered an injury or was killed in a hit and run accident, a Rizk Law Vancouver hit and run accident lawyer can help. Our legal team helps people like you in Washington and Oregon recover the financial resources they need for related medical expenses, lost income, and other damages accumulated as a result of a hit and run crash.

What You Should Know About Hit and Run Crashes in Vancouver, Washington

A hit and run crash is any accident where the at-fault driver flees the scene without fulfilling their legal duties to the victims. When it comes to auto accidents, Washington is a fault-based state, which means that in most cases, the at-fault driver is responsible for the victim’s losses, but what happens if the driver takes off?

Because hitting another vehicle and leaving the crash scene is a crime in Vancouver, these cases can go to both civil and criminal courts. If local law enforcement officers were able to catch the at-fault driver, the city might press charges against them with a criminal case. However, civil cases serve as a way for victims to seek reimbursement for their damages.

If an at-fault driver flees the crash scene, it can be challenging to know where to go to recoup the medical bills, property damages, and other damages you have suffered. A Rizk Law Vancouver hit and run accident lawyer can help guide you through the process of recovering a fair settlement for your losses.

What Damages Could Hit and Run Accident Victims Recover in Vancouver, Washington?

Even if the police fail to apprehend the driver who caused your accident, it may still be possible for a Rizk Law hit and run accident lawyer to obtain the financial compensation you deserve for damages such as:

  • Medical bills, both past and future
  • Property damage
  • Lost income, both past and future
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Emotional distress
  • Disability
  • Long-term care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rental car costs
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of personal enjoyment

Personal injury claims are difficult to navigate in the dark. Let Rizk Law shine a light on your road to recovery. Our Vancouver hit and run accident attorneys have extensive experience with hit and run crashes.

When you partner with the Rizk Law personal injury team, we can conduct a comprehensive investigation into your accident to discover any other parties who may be responsible for your damages. Our team can also take over insurance claim negotiation and communication between all parties and ensure all necessary documents are filed in a timely manner.

Partner with an Experienced Vancouver Hit and Run Accident Attorney

The Rizk Law personal injury team believes in holding at-fault parties responsible for their actions. In cases where this is not a possibility, we help victims by obtaining the financial recovery they deserve for their damages, whether through an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit.

Rizk Law founder Richard Rizk knows what it takes to recover the settlement you deserve because he is a former insurance insider. Mr. Rizk brings the knowledge he gained working for national auto insurance companies to fight for the rights of people like you.

If you were injured in a Vancouver hit and run accident or lost a loved one in a hit and run crash, you need a high-quality legal representative who will work tirelessly to achieve the settlement you deserve. Call our Vancouver hit and run accident lawyers at (503) 245-5677 or submit a contact form to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with a Rizk Law attorney today.