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A Bluffton hit and run accident lawyer from Schiller & Hamilton can help you understand your rights and options for pursuing compensation after a driver causes your collision and leaves the scene. Even if you cannot identify the driver of your Bluffton, SC, crash, you can seek a payout from your own uninsured motorist coverage. This insurance is required in South Carolina.

One of our team members will discuss your options and our services with you for free today. We provide these complimentary case consultations for victims hurt in traffic accidents and other personal injury cases. If someone else caused your accident and injuries, we are here to help.

Damages Available in a Bluffton Hit and Run Accident Case

When a hit and run victim pursues compensation for their injuries and losses, the money should help pay for their related bills and other costs. While each case is different, it may be possible to recover money up to the insurance policy limits for damages, including: 

  • Current and future medical care and other expenses
  • Ongoing care and support for lasting injuries
  • Lost income if you missed work
  • Diminished earning ability if you cannot return to your previous job
  • Related costs with receipts
  • Property damages, such as repair of your damaged vehicle
  • Pain and suffering

Schiller & Hamilton also handles wrongful death hit and run cases. If your loved one died from their traffic accident injuries, our car accident lawyers can work with the executor of the estate to pursue wrongful death damages as allowed under state law. 

Seeking Compensation With Help From Our Bluffton Hit and Run Attorney

Schiller & Hamilton represents injured clients in the Lowcountry. We pursue compensation for them, seeing a fair payout to help them cover their medical bills, income losses, pain and suffering, and other damages. We know what it takes to build a compelling case and show fault and liability. 

Our accolades and awards do not guarantee a win in your case, but they do show why others trust us with their legal case and financial future. We secure settlements and verdicts for our clients by doing the work and developing a strong case to convince insurance companies and juries that they serve an appropriate payout. Let us review your case with you today to learn more. 

Our attorneys handle cases based on contingency fees. We do not ask clients to pay us up front. We will go to work on your case as soon as you sign a contract with us. There is no need to pay a retainer or calculate the hourly fees you owe. We charge only a percentage of your total payout for our attorney’s fees.

What Happens After a Crash in Bluffton, South Carolina?

Unfortunately, hit and run accidents are not always minor fender benders. Sometimes, significant and even catastrophic injuries occur. Victims could require hospitalization, surgery, and extensive rehabilitation. Some suffer life-altering injuries. 

While Tidewatch Emergency Department provides emergency care, patients with serious injuries will likely need to go to a regional facility for care. This could include Beaufort Memorial Hospital, one of the 16 trauma centers in the state listed by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, or a Level I trauma center in Charleston or Savannah, such as: 

  • Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah 
  • MUSC Health University Medical Center in Charleston

Once injuries are stable and the victim can make the call, we encourage them to connect with our team to discuss their case. Sometimes, getting to work in the first days or weeks following a crash allows us to uncover key evidence in the case. This could allow us to identify the hit and run driver and move forward with the case against them. 

If not, we will need to file an uninsured motorist claim, and our client will likely pay a deductible out of their recoverable damages. Either way, we will need strong evidence to show the other driver caused the collision and is legally liable. Our team can begin identifying, preserving, and analyzing evidence as soon as we learn about your crash. 

How Do Insurance Claims Work After a Hit and Run Collision in Bluffton, SC?

When we know the identity of the at-fault driver, we file a claim based on their auto liability insurance policy. We demand fair compensation from their insurer and present a compelling case to show their negligence caused the crash. The police report indicating they ran from the crash scene will likely support our case. 

If an auto liability claim is not effective, we can sue the at-fault driver in civil court and ask the jury to award fair compensation.  

Sometimes, we must file uninsured motorist claims because we cannot identify the unknown driver. According to the South Carolina Department of Insurance (SCDOI), all drivers in South Carolina must carry uninsured motorist coverage. The requirement includes an amount equal to your auto liability policy, which must cover at least: 

  • $25,000 for injuries or death to one party
  • $50,000 for all injuries or deaths in a single accident
  • $25,000 for property damage

These claims require us to present strong evidence to show fault and liability, too. We need to show the insurance adjuster that the unidentified driver caused the collision, and our client deserves an appropriate payout based on their covered expenses and losses. 

Speak to Our Team About Your Bluffton Hit and Run Injuries Today for Free

Schiller & Hamilton provides free case assessments for victims hurt by hit and run drivers in Bluffton and other parts of the South Carolina Lowcountry. We will review your options and answer your questions during this complimentary discussion about your accident and the next steps. Our legal team is here for you during this difficult time. 

Contact us today for your free initial case consultation with our team.

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