Charlotte Hit and Run Accidents
Getting hurt in a North Carolina motor vehicle crash is difficult enough, but what about when the collision you were involved in was a Charlotte hit and run accident and you have no idea who the driver responsible is or how to find them? Now, not only do you have to recover from your injuries but there is also the added stress of wondering how you will pay for medical expenses, any property damage, and other costs and losses.
At Maurer Law, we are here to help. Led by Charlotte hit and run accident attorney Mike Maurer, we represent motor vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians in filing their injury claims even if the driver responsible is never found.North Carolina Hit and Run Claims can be Uninsured Motorist Claims
Drivers are supposed to stop anytime they are involved in a traffic crash to make sure the other party is okay, help anyone who is hurt, and exchange key information, including names, addresses, driver’s license and license plate numbers, and, especially, insurance information. The failure to stop at the collision scene is considered a hit and run accident and the fleeing motorist may be subject to criminal charges if caught.
Fortunately, all drivers are required by state law to carry uninsured motorist (UM) coverage as part of their auto insurance policy. This means that even if your Charlotte car wreck was caused by a hit and run driver, you should be able turn to your own insurer for financial relief.
However, it is important to note that it is at this time when your own car insurance company stops protecting your best interests and starts taking care of their own. Insurers are known for trying to pay as little as they can even if it’s to their own policyholders. This is why it is so important that you work with an experienced North Carolina motor vehicle accident law firm that knows how to handle UM claims involving hit and run drivers.Former Insurance Defense Attorney Now Zealously Representing Hit And Run Victims
Before Charlotte hit and run injury lawyer Michael Maurer fought for the injured, he was an insurance defense attorney representing the other side. He knows what insurance companies and their lawyers do to try to minimize, obfuscate, or deny a valid uninsured motorist claim and he can stop that from happening. If necessary, he will file a bad faith claim against your insurer. Don’t worry, filing an UM claim should not raise your insurance policy rates because you were not at fault.
Attorney Maurer knows how to help the injured collect benefits from multiple auto insurance policies if there are family members who live with the victim. This is known as “stacking” coverage and is especially beneficial if your UM policy limits for bodily injury and property damage are low. This is yet another reason why you want to work with a Charlotte hit and run accident lawyer who is not afraid to stand up to insurers and knows how North Carolina’s complex insurance laws work.
Attorney Maurer is also a former police officer and detective. Over the years, he has identified errors and omissions that have taken place at crash site investigations and on police reports and he has gotten them corrected, often obtaining favorable outcomes for his clients. This is especially important in a hit and run crash because in North Carolina UM policies require proof that the offending driver’s vehicle made actual physical contact before coverage can kick in.Personalized and Zealous Legal Representation and Advocacy
At Maurer Law, Charlotte hit and run lawyer Mike Maurer personally works on every case, which is why we only represent a limited number of clients at a time and we only work with the people who need our help the most. For your free, no obligation case consultation, contact us online or call 704-243-9292.