Accidents involving commercial trucks are devastating, even more so when it involves a hit-and-run driver. In a matter of seconds, you or a loved one can be seriously injured or worse by a person driving an 18-wheeler, delivery truck, tractor-trailer, or other commercial vehicle. Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents often leave the victims, their families, and legal representatives to figure out who this driver is and how to track him or her down.

A Salt Lake City hit-and-run truck accident lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates can help you with your hit-and-run claim. We don’t want you to tackle your truck accident on your own. With our resources, we can work to track down the driver and get you the compensation you deserve.


Dealing with Hit-and-Run Complications

Hit-and-run accidents can get complicated because you likely won’t know about the other driver, so you can’t file a claim with his or her insurance company. You do not have anyone with which to blame or lay fault on. Unless you can identify the truck driver responsible, there would be no contributory negligence. You would then have to instead file a claim with your own insurance company’s uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage.

However, our firm can help you through this process. We will use our legal resources to attempt to locate the driver and learn as much as we can about the incident. This includes all of the following points:

  • Speaking with witnesses
  • Checking area surveillance tapes
  • Following up on all information and leads regarding your case
  • Gathering information from police reports
  • Working with your insurance company


Receiving Compensation for Injuries and Damages

A hit-and-run accident happens when a truck driver hits a motor vehicle, a pedestrian, or a piece of property and then immediately leaves the scene without providing contact or insurance information. Depending on the circumstances, seriousness of the injuries, and the damage incurred during the crash, the truck driver, if caught, can be charged with a crime for leaving the scene of an accident, which could help to prove your injury claim.

You also have options for receiving compensation:

  • Locate the other driver so you can make a claim on his or her insurance
  • File an uninsured motorist claim for compensation for your injuries under your own insurance policy
  • File an underinsured motorist claim with your own insurance if you locate the negligent trucker and he or she has insufficient coverage to fully compensate you
  • File a claim under your collision insurance coverage for vehicle repairs and car rental expenses


Contact a Salt Lake City Hit-and-Run 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer

A Salt Lake City hit-and-run truck accident lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates can help if you or a loved one were involved in a hit-and-run and sustained serious or life-changing injuries.

Call us today for a free consultation to ask more questions and obtain additional information. We will review your claim and help you decide the best route to take to settle your case. Just call 1-800-404-9000 or complete the contact form below.

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