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Hit and Run Accident Lawyers in Minnesota

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No one expects to be involved in a hit and run accident when they set out on the road. Hit and run accidents are a traumatic and devastating experience for victims and their families. These incidents can leave individuals with severe injuries, significant property damage, and a profound sense of injustice.  

When you’re left to deal with the aftermath of a hit and run, it’s crucial to know your rights and options. Sieben Edmunds Miller is here to provide the support and legal expertise you need. 

Sieben Edmunds Miller: Your Advocates for Justice in Minnesota Hit and Run Cases 

At Sieben Edmunds Miller, we are committed to fighting for the rights of hit and run accident victims. Our experienced team of personal injury attorneys will: 

  • Investigate the Incident: Thoroughly investigate the accident to gather evidence and identify the responsible party. 
  • Negotiate with Insurers: Handle negotiations with insurance companies to ensure you receive fair compensation. 
  • Provide Legal Representation: Represent you in court if necessary to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. 
  • Offer Support and Guidance: Provide compassionate support and clear guidance throughout the legal process. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Hit and Run Accidents in Minnesota

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What should I do if I witness a hit and run accident?

If you witness a hit and run accident, try to safely gather as much information as possible about the fleeing vehicle, including the license plate number, make, model, and color. Call 911 immediately to report the incident and provide any details to the authorities. 

Can I still receive compensation if the hit and run driver is not found?

Yes, if the hit and run driver is not identified, you may still be able to receive compensation through your own insurance policy, particularly if you have uninsured motorist coverage. An experienced attorney can help you navigate this process. 

What penalties do hit and run drivers face in Minnesota?

Penalties for hit and run drivers in Minnesota vary based on the severity of the accident. They can range from misdemeanor charges with fines and jail time for minor accidents to felony charges with significant fines and lengthy prison sentences for accidents involving injury or death. 

How can an attorney help me after a hit and run accident?

An attorney can help you by investigating the accident, gathering evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, and representing you in court if necessary. They will work to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries and losses. 

What types of compensation can I seek after a hit and run accident?

You can seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. An attorney can help you determine the full extent of your damages and pursue the appropriate compensation. 

What evidence is crucial for a hit and run accident claim?

Crucial evidence includes photos of the scene, witness statements, police reports, medical records, and any surveillance footage. This evidence can help establish the facts and support your claim for compensation. 

How long do I have to file a claim after a hit and run accident?

In Minnesota, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including those from hit and run accidents, is typically six years from the date of the accident. It’s important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure timely filing. 

What if the hit and run driver is found later?

If the hit and run driver is found after you’ve filed a claim with your insurance, you may still be able to pursue a claim against the driver for additional compensation. An attorney can guide you through this process. 

Can surveillance footage help in a hit and run case?

Yes, surveillance footage from nearby businesses, traffic cameras, or residential properties can provide valuable evidence to identify the hit and run driver and support your claim. An attorney can assist in locating and securing this footage. 

What should I avoid doing after a hit and run accident?

Avoid admitting fault, making statements to insurance adjusters without legal counsel, and delaying medical treatment. These actions can negatively impact your claim.

Can I recover damages if I was partially at fault for the accident?

Yes, Minnesota follows a comparative negligence rule, which means you can still recover damages even if you were partially at fault. However, your compensation may be reduced by your percentage of fault. 

What if my injuries don't appear immediately after the accident?

Some injuries, such as whiplash or concussions, may not manifest immediately. It’s crucial to seek medical attention promptly and document any emerging symptoms to support your claim. 

How can I document and preserve evidence after a hit and run accident?

Take photographs of the scene, your injuries, and any vehicle damage. Keep records of medical treatments, police reports, and communications with insurance companies. Witness contact information and statements are also valuable. 

What steps should I take if the hit and run driver doesn't have insurance?

If the driver is uninsured, you can file a claim with your own insurance under uninsured motorist coverage. An attorney can help you explore all available options for compensation. 

What role does my insurance company play in a hit and run accident?

Your insurance company can provide coverage for medical expenses, vehicle repairs, and other damages if you have uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. They will investigate the claim and work towards a settlement. 

How can Sieben Edmunds Miller assist me in a hit and run accident case?

Sieben Edmunds Miller can provide comprehensive legal support, from investigating the accident and gathering evidence to negotiating with insurers and representing you in court. Our goal is to secure the compensation you deserve. 

Have You Been Involved in a Hit and Run Accident? Contact Us. 

If you or a loved one has been a victim of a hit and run accident, don’t hesitate to contact Sieben Edmunds Miller for a free consultation. We are here to help you navigate the legal complexities and fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. Call us today or complete our contact form to learn more about how we can assist you. 

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