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If you or a family member was injured in a hit-and-run accident, you should know your legal rights and how to get compensated for your losses, such as medical bills and lost salary. Our law firm can help you with that.

In Texas, drivers are required by state law to stop and render aid at the scene of an accident. Unfortunately, more and more drivers are leaving the scene in what constitutes a “hit and run” or “leaving the scene of an accident.”

Hit-and-Run Accidents Can Be Costly

Generally, drivers who hit and run are at fault in an accident, and thus are responsible for compensating victims of hit-and-run accidents.

If the driver is caught, that driver or his or her insurance company can be the target of a lawsuit or settlement claim. However, in many cases hit-and-run drivers do not have insurance, which may be one of the reasons they leave the scene.

If such a driver isn’t caught later, the burden falls upon you to recover damages for your losses. That means seeking payments from your own insurer. But to make such a claim, you need uninsured motorist coverage with your insurer.

You must alert your car wreck attorney that you have such UM coverage or you may pay substantial amounts out of your pocket for damages you did not cause.

Insurance Can Cover Your Personal Injury

One thing is vital: In such cases, you must have uninsured motorist (UM) coverage as part of your own auto insurance. In this way, your own insurance company should compensate you for damages the hit-and-run driver caused. That way, you will not be responsible for paying for losses you did not cause.

Fleeing an accident scene has criminal penalties in Texas. In fact, leaving the scene of an accident involving death or serious personal injury constitutes a third degree felony.

However, liability for injuries sustained in a hit-and-run crash is a civil matter, not a criminal matter. Our law firm handles such civil lawsuit cases.

Hit and run compensation can involve your medical costs, lost salary and pain and suffering damages. It also can involve property damage. The maximum amount you can recover via uninsured motorist coverage depends on the limits of the car insurance policy you purchased.

Sadly, many insurance companies try to deny, delay or underpay their customers on claims for injury following a hit-and-run accident or other car accidents. Your insurer may try to “low-ball” you with a minimal settlement — or may refuse to pay at all.

Get a Personal Injury Lawyer For Your Case

In such cases, you can file a bad-faith action against the insurer. But in any event, it may be difficult and stressful to go head-to-head against your insurance company by yourself. That company will have lawyers to help the insurer keep your money, and you can have your own lawyer to get what you are legally due.

Our law firm has skilled, knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyers and hit-and-run attorneys who can handle your case, whether negotiating with a balky insurance company to reach a favorable settlement or filing an injury lawsuit on your behalf.

Call or write us today, and get a free case review.

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Erick Becker
Erick Becker
01:20 06 May 17
I am a Patrol Deputy for the Sheriff Office and while working one night, a drunk driver crossed the center stripe on the highway and struck my patrol vehicle head on with his pick up truck. Needless to say we (the drunk driver and I) were both lucky to survive, as the accident occurred at highway speeds. Following my release from the hospital, I knew that I would need to have someone represent me. My employer was happy to represent me in regards to prosecuting the driver for criminal charges but, can do little in respect to the recovery of financial losses for medical bills, pain and discomfort, time lost from work etc... This is how my relationship with Jim Adler and Associates began. Yep, you probably guessed correctly when you think of what made me choose the "Texas Hammer" to represent me. Those half obnoxious, half way entertaining commercials and radio announcements most Texans have been seeing and hearing on the TV and radio for years instantly came to mind. Yes, I wanted to "hammer" this S.O.B. for trying to kill me but, more importantly I was worried about the costs associated with the life long injuries I had sustained as a result of this drunk driver's negligent behavior. I contacted Jim Adler and Associates and so began our relationship. I was immediately surprised by the prompt attention and the expression of genuine concern for my well being that I received from the employees of Jim Adler's office. Now as you can imagine, lawyers are not a breed that is held in very high regard by people in my profession but, my experiences with Jim Adler's office and his employees have forced me to amend my way of thinking, at least on the civil side of the house anyway. I have to chuckle when I say that because my experience as a client of Jim Adler's firm has been exceptionally pleasant. So before I venture down one of the stereotypical and infinite number of rabbit holes associated with the relationship between members of law enforcement and lawyers; I will do my best to stay focused on my experience with Jim Adler & Associates. Upon being informed that my case had been accepted by Jim Adler's office; I was contacted by Iris Sanchez who informed me that she was to be my case manager and any questions, comments and concerns could be directed to her. I was pleasantly surprised to receive regular calls from Iris assisting with my medical appointments and future follow up appointments. Iris had informed me that Jim Adler's son, Bill Adler would be handling my case and I was even more surprised to receive several calls from Bill to discuss my case. Now you might be thinking "what's the big deal" with the person who is representing you contacting you? In reality, you are correct in that it isn't a big deal but, what is noteworthy and what separates Jim Adler's Office from the multitude of other lawyers is the genuine expressions of concern and the desire Bill Adler conveyed to me to do their best to help me. I felt an immediate connection and instantly realized I had made the correct choice in contacting Jim Adler & Associates to handle my case. One thing I think lawyers and police officers can agree on is the proverbial wheels of justice turn very slowly. Months go by and our professional relationship is never neglected. Through the unwavering attention of Iris Sanchez and Bill Adler himself, I never felt "out of the loop" so to speak and always had a clear understanding of where my case was at in regards to the legal process. In conclusion, I know my brief description of my experiences with Bill Adler and, his assistant Iris Sanchez, cannot provide the credit they deserve. Together they have done an outstanding job representing their firm/employer. If you are seeking a great firm to represent your legal interests and, take comfort in establishing a professional relationship that feels more like a friendship than a casual business acquaintance, then I highly suggest Jim Adler & Associates.
Tierra Clark
Tierra Clark
18:52 19 May 17
My lawyer Bill Adler and case manager Iris Sanchez are amazing! They constantly call and check on you . They keep you up to date through the process. They care about you as a person and not just a client. The wreck was a life changing experience that I've never been through before. I'm just glad I had the right people like Bill Adler and Iris Sanchez to help me through it. Truly satisfied.Thanks and God bless y'all!
Lorenzo Preston
Lorenzo Preston
17:23 26 Jan 17
Jim Adler only offer nothing less than a great experience. They are a very well-established organization. They are outstanding on keeping you up to date with cases. There's no beating around the bush with this organization as they are only straight forward with the whole process. They treat their customers like family as well as go above and beyond to fight cases for you only leaving you with nothing but the best experience. Easy 5-star rated organization. I would highly recommend this one organization you not look over.
Tori Barroga
Tori Barroga
14:17 11 May 17
I was dropped from a previous law firm regarding my case before I called Jim Adler. They immediately took up my case and worked hard on it - I was always up to date with each step they took and the benefits or consequences of each. In the end, I am highly satisfied with the outcome and would not have it any other way. It took some time but I truly appreciate and want to thank everybody who helped me on this journey and worked tirelessly on it.
Bernard Orozco
Bernard Orozco
17:16 23 Feb 17
I am very happy with Jim Adler & Associates. I did not know anyone who has ever used the Law Firm before. The staff is very friendly and treated me as if I were family. At times it got very stressful being without a job. They helped me when I was confused about the process. Mrs. Theresa Rodriguez stayed in contact with me constantly. Checking on me to see how I was doing and to let me know how things were going on there end. The Attorneys that handled my case know exactly what they are doing to take good care of me. Thank You so much Attorney's Mr.Michael Gomez and Mr.Trey Smith.
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