Manassas Hit and Run Car Accident Lawyer
Were you injured in an accident by a driver who then fled the scene? Not knowing who will cover the costs of the accident can make the stress even more frustrating. At the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, our Manassas hit and run car accident lawyer can handle the details of your case, leaving you free to focus on getting better.
We will investigate, identify the at-fault driver whenever possible, and work with your insurance provider if you seek compensation from them. We will also collect evidence, organize your case file, and assign a favorable value to your injuries and the expenses that stem from your injuries. Whether through the at-fault driver’s insurer or your own, we never stop fighting for the compensation you deserve.
Pursue a Hit and Run Driver at No Cost
A car accident will have a variety of unexpected expenses. We do not add to the financial burden of an accident by charging upfront fees and expenses to handle your case. Instead, we represent you on a contingency fee basis. We will:
- Review the merits of your case at no cost
- Absorb all case-related expenses
- Pay all court and filing fees for you
- Not receive any compensation until you do
If the hit and run driver cannot be identified, we will do what it takes to get compensation from your insurance provider. To identify the at-fault driver, though, we first canvass the accident scene for witnesses who might have jotted down their license plate number or a description of their vehicle.
Our investigation team also search for smartphone footage from witnesses and bystanders. We will also identify dashcams and surveillance cameras that may have caught the accident on film.
Obtain a Copy of Your Car Accident Report
If you seek compensation from your insurer, they will want a copy of your police report. We will request a copy for you because it contains information that can prove beneficial to our investigation. It will tell us the accident’s date, time, and location, which can help ensure compliance with the statute of limitations.
Your police report will also help us contact anyone who witnessed the accident. It may also contain notes that help identify the driver who fled. That can include witness statements and information about car parts or debris that can identify the at-fault driver’s vehicle.
See Why Others Chose the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC
A car accident can lead to legal and insurance matters that can be difficult to navigate on your own. When clients choose our team to represent them and clarify these matters, they say:
- Touria: Parrish Law Firm, PLLC helped me put things back together after a traumatic auto accident. Jim Parrish is sharp, compassionate and really cares…I was never left guessing as to what was happening…I highly recommend this law firm.
- Nassim: Mr. Parrish managed to settle my personal injury case regarding a car accident…and I am very pleased with the results…the overall quality of his service is simply above and beyond, I would recommend him in a heartbeat!
We are proud to have represented these clients and helped them get the compensation they were entitled to receive. In addition to client reviews, you can also see our history of verdicts and settlements on our case results page.
Assess the Monetary Damages You Can Recover
After your car accident, your medical bills can include emergency, ongoing, and follow-up costs. It can also include physical and psychological therapy and rehabilitation costs. Our hit and run car accident lawyer serving clients in Manassas can also help you collect the following damages:
- Lost wages throughout your recovery
- Vehicle repair or replacement costs
- “Pain and suffering” and inconvenience
- Mental and emotional trauma
- Lasting disabilities and disfigurements
If your family lost a loved one, you could also qualify for wrongful death damages, including funeral and burial costs. At the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, we will help you prove these damages and understand which family members are entitled to collect wrongful death compensation.
Get Compensation From Your Insurance Company
If you are not able to identify the hit and run driver, you can turn to your own insurance company for compensation via the uninsured motorist (UM) coverage of your policy. UM coverage will compensate you for the same recoverable damages you would have received from the negligent driver’s insurance. For such a claim, we will:
- Communicate with your insurer
- Obtain and submit claim forms
- Submit required evidence
- Assign a value to your case
We will also handle the negotiation process and fight for the appropriate compensation you deserve. A career spent representing insurance companies means Jim Parrish has information from inside the insurance industry that helps protect you from those same companies now.
Virginia’s Statute of Limitations
In Virginia, the time you have to seek compensation after a car accident is limited—even if you are seeking compensation from your own insurer. The statute of limitations (filing deadline) must be met. If it is not, you could inadvertently forfeit your legal ability to file a compensation lawsuit. In Virginia:
- The personal injury statute of limitations generally limits you to two years, according to Va. Code § 8.01-243
- The wrongful death statute of limitations generally limits you to two years, according to Va. Code § 8.01-244
Several factors can toll, or change, the date the statutory clock starts ticking. We will explain the relevant statute and any factors that toll the deadline. With sufficient notice from you, we also ensure the deadline is met. This removes the risks of non-compliance and protects your right to recovery if a favorable settlement agreement cannot be achieved.
Review Your Manassas Car Accident
You do not have to bear financial responsibility if a hit and run driver caused your accident. At the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, our car accident lawyer can help you explore your compensation options. We can help you identify the driver who fled or turn to your own insurer for financial recovery.
Contact one of our case review team members at (571) 229-1800 to start preparing your case today.