Welcome to Georgelis Injury Law Firm! As a victim of a hit-and-run accident, you are about to gain some valuable information that could prove to help you, tremendously – legally, emotionally, and financially!
A hit-and-run accident is more about the aftermath of an accident rather than what caused it. Hit-and-run accidents are considered criminal. You’ve heard it said: It’s against the law to leave the scene of an accident, and that most certainly applies to hit-and-run incidents. Regardless of who is responsible, anyone involved in a hit-and-run accident must remain at the scene and provide the legally required information and offer assistance, if possible, until the police or ambulance arrive.
These types of accidents, typically, involve two or more vehicles, they can, also, involve a vehicle striking a pedestrian, a bicyclist or motorcyclist, a parked vehicle, or stationary public or private property. Leaving the scene of a hit-and-run accident where injuries or serious bodily injuries were involved can result in a charge of a ‘misdemeanor of the first degree’ or a ‘felony of the third degree’. Leaving the scene of an accident where the victim dies is, also, considered a third-degree felony.
Whether you or a loved one incurred property damages and/or personal injuries due to a hit-and-run driver, understanding your rights and your options for receiving compensation is, critically, important. At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, we employ a powerhouse hit-and-run-accident lawyer team, serving Lancaster, PA and beyond.
We leave no stone unturned to ensure our Lancaster clients receive maximized damages regarding medical bills, lost income, and pain & suffering. Even if the at-fault driver fled the accident scene, is otherwise unidentifiable or does not have auto insurance, you can still be compensated for losses. If you purchased uninsured motorist coverage through your own motor vehicle insurance policy, in this scenario, you can access to these funds to compensate you for the losses and damages sustained.
Please note, there can be a glitch in all this: Insurance companies are determined to pay out as little as possible for the damages and losses of those injured, which means hit-and-run-accident victims could receive a fraction of what they would, otherwise, be entitled to – don’t let that happen to you! This is why being represented by strong legal counsel is so vital!
As our client, you can be assured of one thing: our hit-and-run accident lawyer team will not allow you to become victimized by the system. We’ll be your powerful legal ally from start to finish! At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, we will advise you on 1) how fault is determined 2) what laws oversee those involved in hit-and-run accidents and 3) what financial compensations and other damages you can seek and expect.
Many people believe they can’t afford a lawyer for personal-injury cases. Fortunately, at Georgelis Injury Law Firm, you pay no out-of-pocket fees. We advance all of the costs of handling your claim. Also, our fee comes only if and when we get money for you. Once we take your case, relax and know that we are handling everything on the way to getting you compensated for your losses and pain and suffering.
While you recover from your accident injuries, our accident-lawyer team will be working hard to recover the compensation you deserve! But please, keep the following in mind:
Do not admit fault – Even with a hit-and-run accident, it is possible that both parties may share some of the fault. Nonetheless, do not admit even a small portion of blame regarding the accident and do not apologize to anyone, especially a police officer, who would write out the police report. What you say could ultimately be regarded as an admission of guilt by the insurance company.
Do not ignore filing a police report – Whether or not the at-fault driver can be located, you will need a police report to support your claim with the insurance companies. The claims representative for the driver’s insurance company and your carrier will want a copy of the police report.
Do not assume you are OK – Even the smallest of injuries can take days, weeks, or longer to emerge as a serious condition. For example, whiplash can manifest over time and uncover larger, more serious neck and back injuries – assume nothing, medically! Make a doctor’s appointment ASAP since a medical report could substantiate your hit-and-run case, safeguard your legal rights and bolster the compensation you are due.
Do not call your insurance provider – You’ve heard the adage, “What you say can be used against you!” Never speak with any personnel from the driver’s insurance company without first having consulted a top-notch personal injury law firm. You have no legal obligation to speak with them, and doing so can only jeopardize your claim.
On the flip side, the auto insurance policy you maintain, most likely, requires that you give your insurance representative a recorded statement concerning the accident and your injuries. It’s still in your best interest, however, to have a car accident lawyer prepare you to give this statement and to be present when you speak with the insurance adjuster. Insurance companies love to speak with unrepresented accident victims. Don’t fall into this trap: leave it up to our accident lawyers to deal with the insurance company.
Do contact our hit-and-run accident lawyer team – Contacting Georgelis Injury Law Firm should be among one of the first critical steps you take after a hit-and-run accident has occurred. After you seek medical attention, give us a call, right away! Any type of traffic accident case can involve an overflow of legal intricacies. Our accident-lawyer team will guide you through the complex legal maze with the highest degree of skill and proficiency.
At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, we want you to feel peace-of-mind knowing you are in the best possible legal hands! Our goal is due justice as we work towards the fullest financial compensation you are entitled to. Our legal team will help establish fault, determine your losses and damages, be your voice for the insurance companies, and be by your side every step of the way.
When our Lancaster, PA clients place their trust in our legal team, they position themselves among a powerhouse legal team who offers a track record of success. From a $1,400,000 auto-accident recovery to a $300,000 dog-bite recovery to a $2.4 million personal injury award to a $1,450,000 commercial trucking accident settlement, our victories bring justice to our Lancaster clients!
Georgelis Injury Law Firm utilizes its winning strategies with hit-and-run accidents of all types – including, but not limited to:
Pedestrians, bicycles and motorcycles are especially prone to hit-and-run accidents. Odds are that, if a driver hits a bicycle, motorcycle or pedestrian with some type of motor vehicle, the damage to the vehicle will not be as significant as it would be if just automobiles, trucks, SUVs or commercial vans were involved. These circumstances could lend themselves to a hit-and-run scenario. Whatever circumstances surrounding your hit-and-run, however, you will want your medical bills paid and a monetary recovery as quickly as possible. Our legal team will swing into action immediately, thoroughly investigating your claim, working up your case to its full value and taking on big insurance for you.
When someone takes their eyes off the road, accidents can happen in an instant. Drivers can plow into a pedestrian, a parked car, or another moving vehicle. Whether an inattentive driver was putting their make-up on, selecting a radio station, or reaching into the back seat – distractions can lead to tragedies.
Mobile-phone usage has become a major player with distracted driving behaviors. If you believe the driver of a vehicle was using a mobile phone just before your hit-and-run accident occurred, our lawyers can uncover phone evidence that could, dramatically, support and increase the value of your claim.
Every client who walks through our doors is handled with the care and compassion we give our families. Additionally, many hit-and-run-related accidents and injuries possess a monetary value, as established by law. Securing the most money for injury victims is important to ensure each client can resume his or her life with as much normalcy as possible – whether that amount is in the tens-of-thousands, hundreds-of-thousands, or million-plus dollar amounts.
Whether you are dealing with an injury and all the nuances associated with it, or a wrongful-death claim, our hit-and-run accident lawyers possess legal insight and knowledge of the law that is second to none.
We are extremely skilled and experienced with determining fair settlement values. Without legal representation to guide them, accident victims would remain unaware of the money an insurance company has set aside to potentially pay out to the injured party. Because of this, tens of thousands, or hundreds of thousands of dollars could be left on the table – never to be seen by the accident victim. Don’t let that happen to you!
The severity of your injuries, or those of your loved one, will play a major factor in determining the final compensation outcome. As mentioned, payouts can range from many thousands of dollars to a million dollars or more. The degree of injuries and the level of pain and suffering now, or into the future, will be huge considerations. However, these facts need to be collected and presented in the best and most effective way – something Georgelis Injury Law has been doing for decades.
If there is one take away, please remember: accident lawyers garner much larger settlements for the injured than what insurance companies offer victims! Insurance companies employ highly trained negotiators to protect their financial assets. They are not out to lose, and accident victims without legal representation can be taken full advantage of!
Our hit-and-run accident lawyers will aggressively go up against skilled insurance company negotiators, on your behalf, to ensure your rights and compensation are represented and protected.
Our accident lawyers will uncover any available insurance coverages. Case in point: there may be insurance coverage you may not be aware of, such as additional bodily injury liability, an umbrella policy or underinsured or uninsured motor vehicle insurance coverage. A client who would have initially received $100,000 in a settlement, could receive several times that if additional liability coverage is discovered by our astute legal team. Moreover, recent changes in the law have given accident victims greater access to insurance covering other vehicles in the household. We know the ins and out of these laws and will make sure to uncover every penny of available insurance for you!
Also, our lawyers utilize valuable evidence such as footage secured by surveillance and street cameras. Camera footage can help prove your hit-and-run case since it could show undeniable evidence of who contributed to the accident, along with the license plate number, the make and model of the vehicle involved, and more.
Our law firm’s trial lawyers are credited with more than 99% of cases won! Also, Georgelis Injury Law Firm has earned more than $60,000,000 in recoveries for Lancaster County’s injured workers and accident victims. Rest assured, we’ll put your mind at ease and get you the money you deserve!
Our record of success has contributed to Georgelis Injury Law Firm having been voted the #1 law firm in Lancaster County, PA – as part of Lancaster County Magazine‘s Best-of-Lancaster Survey – for 8 years running. Georgelis Law’s founder, Attorney Tony Georgelis, is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top 1%, National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Super Lawyers and Distinguished Justice Advocates.
Georgelis Injury Law Firm is selectively comprised of two former Lancaster County Assistant District Attorneys, a former Philadelphia Insurance Defense Lawyer, and the former President Judge of the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas. Our lawyers have won more than 100 jury trials and have successfully handled thousands of personal injury and work-related injury claims.
Also, our lawyers are, continually, accessible for our clients. We are available to meet with you during evenings and on weekends at your home, your office, the hospital, or rehab center. We will work around your schedule and your needs.
Speaking with a lawyer is a first big step in the right direction – and it’s so easy. Simply click Get a Free Consultation and answer just a few questions. An accident lawyer will reach out to you within 24 hours.
Let’s replace your worries and uncertainties with remedies and resolutions as we discuss the details of your claim, work together, and move forward with confidence.
You can also take advantage of a Live Chat for immediate interaction from a member of our legal team. Feel relieved knowing you have real-time assistance, 24/7! We will help you set up a consultation and free evaluation of your claim.
Our clients in Lancaster, PA know they have an authoritative legal advocate and powerful ally on their side – we want you to feel that kind of assurance, as well!
Lost time can result in lost compensation – contact Georgelis Injury Law immediately concerning your hit-and-run accident. Our Lancaster, PA neighbors can:
WORK/BODILY INJURY CLAIM SETTLEMENT
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE CLAIM SETTLEMENT
PERSONAL INJURY RECOVERY
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT AWARD
AUTO ACCIDENT RECOVERY
CAR ACCIDENT AWARD
SLIP AND FALL SETTLEMENT
WORK-RELATED INJURY SETTLEMENT
BUS ACCIDENT SETTLEMENT
DOG BITE AWARD
COMMERCIAL BUS ACCIDENT RECOVERY
COMMERCIAL TRUCK CRASH RECOVERY
WORKERS’ COMP AWARD
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