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Cleveland Hit & Run Accident Attorneys

Helping Victims of Car Accidents in Ohio

When a driver causes an accident and leaves the scene without stopping, it is a hit-and-run. This is a serious crime in Ohio and one that can lead to criminal charges. The driver can also be held civilly liable for the injuries and other damages caused to victims of the accident. If you or someone you love was hit by a driver who fled the scene, reach out to the Cleveland hit-and-run accident lawyers at Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP. We can help you understand your rights and how to recover financial compensation for your injuries.

Our team has been serving the injured and the wronged since 1946, and we have the resources and experience to take on even the most complex cases. We fight for the maximum compensation our clients are owed, and we do not back down from a challenge. Let us put our skills, knowledge, and experience to work for you.

Contact us online or call our office today at (216) 600-0114 to schedule a consultation with one of our Cleveland hit-and-run accident attorneys.

Ohio Hit & Run Accident Laws

A hit-and-run accident refers to a scenario where a driver is involved in a collision with another vehicle, a pedestrian, or property (such as a parked car or a structure), and then leaves the scene without providing any identifying information or rendering assistance. In such incidents, the driver flees the scene either due to fear of legal consequences, lack of insurance, intoxication, or other reasons.

Ohio law mandates that drivers involved in accidents resulting in injury, death, or property damage must stop their vehicle immediately at the scene or as close to it as possible and provide necessary information to the other parties involved.

Hit-and-run offenses in Ohio are taken seriously, and penalties for leaving the scene of an accident can vary depending on the circumstances. Consequences may include criminal charges, fines, license suspension, and potential imprisonment, particularly if the accident results in serious injuries or fatalities.

In addition to potential criminal charges, drivers who flee the scene of an accident may face civil lawsuits from injured parties seeking compensation for medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages resulting from the accident.

Victims of hit-and-run accidents in Ohio typically have a limited amount of time to take legal action against the responsible party. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Ohio is generally two years from the date of the accident.

What to Do After a Hit & Run Accident

Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents are common in Ohio. If you are involved in one of these accidents, it is important to know what to do, as your actions can affect your ability to recover compensation for your injuries.

After a hit-and-run accident, you should:

  • Remain at the scene, even if you were not the person who caused the accident
  • Call the police and report the accident
  • Provide the police with as much information as possible, including a description of the vehicle and the driver
  • Get medical attention for your injuries, even if you do not think you were hurt
  • Document the scene by taking pictures and videos of the area, the damage to your vehicle, and any physical injuries you suffered
  • Talk to witnesses and get their contact information
  • Contact your insurance company and let them know what happened

Keep in mind that you should never assume that your insurance company is on your side. These companies are for-profit businesses that make money by denying claims. An insurance adjuster will look for any reason to reduce the value of your claim or deny it outright. That is why it is always a good idea to consult with a skilled hit and run accident attorney in Cleveland before you talk to the insurance company.

How Our Firm Can Help You

If you were hurt in a hit-and-run accident, you likely have a lot of questions. How will I pay my medical bills? How can I recover the wages I lost because I was unable to work? What if the driver is never caught? These are all valid concerns, and you do not have to face them alone.

At Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, we have been helping hit-and-run accident victims for more than seven decades. We understand the challenges you are facing, and we want to help you recover the compensation you are owed for your injuries and other damages.

When you choose our firm, you get:

  • Experience — Since 1946, we have been fighting for the injured and the wronged in Ohio. We understand the complexities of these cases, and we know what it takes to win.
  • Resources — We have the resources and the manpower to take on even the most complex cases. Our team includes skilled investigators, nurses, and other professionals who can help build a strong case on your behalf.
  • Reputation — We have earned a reputation as one of the top personal injury firms in Ohio. Our peers know that we are not afraid to take a case to trial, and that we have the skills and knowledge to win.
  • Results — We have a proven track record of success, both in and out of the courtroom. We have recovered billions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients, and we can help you, too.

Contact us today at (216) 600-0114 to request a free case evaluation.

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