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Hit-and-run insurance claims

Many hit-and-run drivers flee the scene because they are not licensed or insured. If you have proper insurance, it should include uninsured motorist coverage to protect you in cases like these. However, your insurance company may try to offer you the lowest amount and make you pay the rest yourself. Our Milwaukee hit-and-run accident lawyers will ensure that doesn’t happen. You’ll get the maximum settlement or judgment with our experienced representation.

In most cases, uninsured motorist coverage from your own car insurance covers damages from hit and run accidents. You may be able to make a claim on your own insurance policy under:

  • UMBI – Uninsured Motorist Bodily Injury coverage for medical expenses
  • UMPD – Uninsured Motorist Property Damage coverage for car repairs

Our Milwaukee hit and run attorneys help injured victims prove their case to insurance companies like Geico, State Farm or Progressive and get the compensation they deserve.

Wisconsin hit-and-run statistics

Hit and run related accidents have been on the rise in the state of Wisconsin since 2015. In 2020 there were 18,480 hit-and-run related crashes. 2,588 of those crashes resulted in injuries and 27 resulted in fatalities. 16% of all Wisconsin car accidents are reported as hit and runs.

Injured in a hit-and-run motorcycle or bicycle accident?

If you’re hit by a car on your bike or sideswiped while on your motorcycle and the driver takes off, always report the accident. Motorcycles are less visible and more vulnerable than cars or trucks, making serious injury more likely in a crash, even when you wear the right protective gear. Even if you feel fine at the time, adrenaline can mask pain and you may not realize you’ve been injured.

Whether speaking to a police officer, witness or medical professional, never minimize your injuries or admit fault. Before you sign a check from an insurer, speak to an experienced personal injury attorney. Our Milwaukee hit and run law firm fight to get bikers injured in hit and run accidents the settlement they deserve. Pursuing compensation for a crash when the responsible driver disappeared can be complex and frustrating. If you’ve been hurt by a hit and run driver while on your motorcycle or bike, report the accident immediately, and contact Warshafsky Law for a free consultation.

Do you need an attorney for a hit-and-run accident?

Absolutely, YES. If you've sustained injuries in a hit-and-run accident you need a dedicated legal team to investigate, collect evidence and fight for the compensation you deserve. Warshafsky Law is a no-win-no-fee Milwaukee personal injury law firm, prepared to fully fund every case through trial or settlement. Call 414-276-4970 or contact our law firm online for a free case evaluation, and find out if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.

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Milwaukee hit and run frequently asked questions

What should I do after a hit and run?

Call 911 if someone is injured or if you were in a vehicle. 2. Determine if there are any witnesses and be sure to write down their contact info if there were. 3. Snap some photos of injuries, vehicle damage and the scene of the collision. 4. Report the hit and run to the police within 24 hours. 5. Call a hit and run attorney and request a free consultation to make sure you receive maximum compensation.

What are the penalties for hit-and-run perpetrators in Wisconsin?

There are four tiers of penalties depending on the victim’s physical condition after the collision: 1. No physical injuries to the victim: the perpetrator is usually charged with a misdemeanor resulting in a fine of $300 - $1000 and/or up-to 6 months in jail. 2. Injuries but no great bodily harm: the perpetrator will likely face a Class A misdemeanor with fines up to $10,000 and 9 months in jail. 3. Great bodily harm: the perpetrator will likely face a Class E felony resulting in 15 years in prison and fines up to $50,000. 4. Death: If your loved one died from a hit-and-run incident, the perpetrator will likely face a Class D felony and receive 25 years in prison for manslaughter and a fine of up to $100,000. If you’ve been the victim of a hit-and-run it’s important to contact an experienced Milwaukee hit and run accident law firm to make sure you receive maximum compensation for your physical and mental wellbeing.

Should I call the police for a hit and run?

Yes, you should report the hit-and-run incident to the local police department within the first 24 hours.

How hard is it to prove a hit and run in Wisconsin?

It can be difficult without witnesses or photo evidence of the aftermath of the hit-and-run. You will need an experienced hit and run lawyer that’s well-versed in hit-and-run cases and will put your best interests first. Warshafsky Law has a career-long accident investigators that knows how to find the evidence you need to win the case

Why do hit and runs occur?

Hit and run accidents happen more easily when drivers are distracted by smartphones or driving under the influence. People tend to flee the scene when they don't have insurance coverage or a license and registration for their vehicle.

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