What do you do if the at-fault driver flees the scene of the accident? Unfortunately this does happen, but the help of a great lawyer and team like you find at Gardner Injury Law can help you get what you deserve to recover. Here’s a recent case of ours that dealt with just this:
In this case which occurred in Gilmer County, Georgia near Ellijay, a drunk driver struck a vehicle from the rear causing the other vehicle to hit a car in the next lane over. The driver causing the three-car accident then attempted to flee the scene of the accident in his vehicle. Since his vehicle was damaged and no longer drivable, he got out and fled the scene on foot. The at-fault driver was soon apprehended and arrested. Not only did he attempt to leave the scene, but he also showed no regard for the well-being of any individual he injured. He was charged with fleeing the scene and driving under the influence of alcohol. The driver and his insurance company denied liability of any claims, demands, damages, actions, or causes of actions or suits of any kind. The driver at fault and his insurance company denied responsibility for the medical bills and lost wages of the injured persons. Because the driver was under the influence and attempted to flee the scene (hit-and-run), Gardner Injury Law was able to seek compensation and punitive damages. The case settled for a confidential amount.