Beaumont Hit-and-Run Lawyer

Hit-and-run accidents often cause serious injuries and frequently lead to confusion and chaos. Victims in need of compensation for their injuries often do not know where to turn when seeking to hold someone accountable. With an experienced Beaumont hit-and-run lawyer on their side, they have an advocate who knows how to recover compensation for their losses.

Why Choose Us?

Relentless in Our Fight for Your Compensation

At Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law, we know how to fight to recover high compensation payouts for our clients. Our track record demonstrates that we simply do not settle for less with the futures of our clients on the line. If you need a firm that will do everything in its power to recover your funds, look no further than Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law, where you will enjoy:

  • Free case consultations and case reviews
  • 24/7 access to your legal team
  • Legal services tailored to the specifics of your case
  • Representation by experienced hit-and-run attorneys.

When Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law takes on your hit-and-run personal injury case, you never have to worry about anything but recovering from your injuries.

Have you been injured in a hit-and-run accident? Contact Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law to get the justice you deserve. Call us now at (713) 973-8888 or toll-free 1 (800) 444-5000!

Holding Hit-and-Run Drivers Accountable

There is nothing pleasant about getting in a car accident, much less a hit-and-run accident. At Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law, we work hard to make your life easier when it comes time to seek compensation for your accident. Insurance companies, on the other hand, complicate matters and work to convince you to accept less or to persuade you that you deserve nothing.

Our team of hit-and-run lawyers serving Beaumont and neighboring areas of the Golden Triangle is always prepared to meet insurance company settlement offers with demands of our own — demands that truly reflect your losses. We vigorously pursue:

  • Lost income
  • Compensation for past and future medical care
  • Compensation for other injury-related expenses
  • Compensation for pain and suffering, mental anguish, and other intangible damages.

Hit-and-run cases present difficulties that we are prepared to deal with. If you are worried about getting the compensation you deserve, our Beaumont hit-and-run lawyers may be able to help.

Finding the Driver

Hit-and-run drivers are easier to find today than in the past. Technology plays a crucial role in the search for drivers who flee. Keep in mind, however, that not all drivers flee on purpose. Some are not aware that they have been involved in an accident. Regardless, they still must be found. Because hit-and-run is a crime, the police will add their resources to the hunt for the driver.

Once the driver is found, their insurance policy will be the target of your Beaumont hit-and-run attorney’s claim. Within the claim, the hit-and-run lawyer in Beaumont must present an initial showing of negligence or some other unlawful act in order to recover compensation. The fact of the hit-and-run is not enough to prove liability. In fact, there have been cases where the hit-and-run driver was not at fault.

Common examples of negligence or unlawful acts leading to hit-and-run accidents include:

  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Drowsy or fatigued driving
  • Speeding
  • Road rage
  • Aggressive driving
  • Following a vehicle too closely
  • Breaking traffic rules.

Sadly, some incidents that lead drivers to flee are caused intentionally or by a complete disregard for the safety of others. For example, street racing and similar activities put the public at an extremely high risk of injury or death. When an incident occurs, culpable motorists tend to flee to escape arrest, putting others in danger as they attempt to flee.

Drivers may also flee when they:

  • Are drunk or intoxicated
  • Are driving without a license or insurance
  • Are at fault
  • Are driving a stolen vehicle
  • Are driving an unregistered vehicle
  • Want to keep their involvement in a crash private
  • Believe their insurance rates will rise
  • Have an outstanding warrant.

Regardless of why, drivers who flee may face serious criminal liability as well as liability for damages.

Missing Driver

Unfortunately, many cases arise where the hit-and-run driver cannot be located, at least not in the short term. When this occurs, it may prove impossible to determine the fleeing driver’s insurance details. Without their liability coverage, uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage should kick in.

Remember, however, that insurance companies try to limit their payouts at every turn. If you must file a claim with your uninsured/underinsured motorist policy insurer, also known as a first party claim, you can expect the adjuster in charge to offer you less than you deserve initially, especially if you do not have a serious Beaumont hit-and-run lawyer fighting for you.

Drivers on the Clock

What happens if a hit-and-run driver is on the clock when they injure someone? It depends on the circumstances. If the driver was negligent when they caused the injury and can later be located, the driver and the driver’s employer can potentially be held liable.

If you are on the clock and are injured in a hit-and-run accident, you may be entitled to workers’ comp in addition to insurance compensation. Workers’ comp benefits provide far less compensation than a personal injury claim, but they may pay out faster and require less effort.

Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law fights relentlessly to recover the funds our clients desperately need and deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hit-and-run cases often lead to questions, and we have the answers. If you have more questions after reading through the following Q&A, contact us any time for clear, thorough answers.

What is the statute of limitations for filing an auto accident lawsuit in Texas?

Generally, there is a two-year statute of limitations for car accident cases in Texas. (*Always speak directly to an attorney to learn the exact deadlines that apply to your potential claims.) Within this short time, an accident victim must settle their claim with the insurance company in charge or file a lawsuit to stop the clock. Once a lawsuit is filed, the statute of limitations no longer applies. If a minor is injured, the statute of limitations does not apply until they turn 18. At 18, they have a two-year window to settle their claim or file a lawsuit.

Do I really need a hit-and-run lawyer to represent me?

If you are in need of substantial compensation, you should have an experienced Beaumont hit-and-run lawyer handling your affairs. Your attorney will be capable of recovering far more compensation than you can on your own. They understand the rules and the consequences involved in compensation claims. More importantly, they know when insurance companies are trying to lowball a claim and will always fight for more when more is fair.

What if I am partially to blame for my hit-and-run accident?

Texas law allows you to seek compensation for injuries that you may be partially responsible for, but only if you are no more than 50% responsible. If you are found to be 51% responsible for an accident where you were injured, you will be barred from collecting compensation. If you are less than 51% responsible, your compensation payout will be reduced based on your percentage of responsibility.

What happens if my damages exceed all forms of insurance coverage?

It is not uncommon for damages to exceed insurance coverage. When they do, your Beaumont hit-and-run lawyer will evaluate the option of suing the hit-and-run driver directly. Obviously, if the driver is missing, this is not possible.

However, once the driver is located, your hit-and-run lawyer in Beaumont can determine what assets or funds are available and proceed accordingly. It should be noted that hit-and-run drivers come from all walks of life and socioeconomic levels. Although some may not have the resources to make a lawsuit worth the effort, many others do.

Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law employs seasoned investigators who are able to track down even the most elusive hit-and-run drivers. They leave no stone unturned until they find and identify the fleeing driver.

What are common injuries caused by hit-and-run accidents?

Hit-and-run accidents produce the same injuries caused by car accidents. The only difference between hit-and-run and standard car accidents is that one of the drivers flees. Depending on factors such as speed and road conditions, hit-and-run accidents can potentially lead to:

  • Broken, fractured, and crushed bones
  • Burns
  • Scarring
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Internal injuries and bleeding.

Psychological and emotional injuries also result from hit-and-run crashes, including post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety.

For more answers to questions relating to hit-and-run accidents and compensation, feel free to contact us. An experienced Beaumont hit-and-run lawyer is standing by.

Speak With a Beaumont Hit-and-Run Lawyer Today

Learn What We Can Do for You

If you have been injured in a hit-and-run accident, you may be panicking or worried about compensation. By contacting an attorney, you increase the odds of holding the driver accountable and getting the money you deserve. Don’t hesitate to call our office for help!

At Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law, we truly understand your need for compensation. Contact our office now to speak with an experienced hit-and-run lawyer and learn what we can do for you. Call toll-free 1 (800) 444-5000 or (713) 973-8888 today.

Attorney Terry Bryant

Attorney Terry BryantTerry Bryant is Board Certified in personal injury trial law, which means his extensive knowledge of the law has been recognized by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, setting him apart from many other injury attorneys. The 22 years he spent as a Municipal Judge, Spring Valley Village, TX also provides him keen insight into the Texas court system. That experience also helps shape his perspective on personal injury cases and how they might resolve. This unique insight benefits his clients. [ Attorney Bio ]