Hit and Run Accident

When you are hit by a driver who leaves the scene, you need a lawyer who will fight hard to get you justice. Talk to the Southern Illinois car accident attorneys at Hassakis & Hassakis today.

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Hit and Run Accident Lawyer Southern Illinois


Hit and Run Accident Lawyer Southern Illinois. In the blink of an eye, a hit and run accident can occur leaving you with medical bills that need to be paid and the negligent driver nowhere to be found. One of the first things a Southern Illinois motorist is always told to do is that, if they ever get into an accident, the first thing you do is pull over and exchange information with the person you hit. However, in real life, this doesn't always happen. Being in a car accident can often activate a "fight or flight" response, and unfortunately for many people, their instinct is to do the latter.

If you have suffered an injury from a hit and run accident. call an Illinois personal injury attorney at Hassakis & Hassakis today at <(618)-244-5335 or talk to us online. Our firm combines expert legal acumen and aggressive strategy with the philosophy that every single one of our clients deserves to be treated with personal care. All our initial consultations are free and carry no obligation, and we promise that we do not get paid unless you win your case or agree to a settlement.

Why Do Hit And Run Accidents Happen?

  • A driver is driving without a license
  • Uninsured/underinsured drivers
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Driving while suspended or revoked

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When you have been in an accident with someone who left the scene, you need to talk to an attorney who you can trust to have your best interests at heart and who will fight passionately on your behalf. The attorneys of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. are accomplished lawyers in all areas of personal injury law and have been trusted by the Southern Illinois community for generations. With your best interests at heart and a track record of successfully helping Illinois families recover from devastating events by obtaining the compensation they deserve, the personal injury lawyers of Hassakis & Hassakis offer the best legal representation available for you and your family after you have been injured in a car accident, workplace accident, dog bite, or any other type of personal injury.

Helping Accident Victims Since 1950

Hit and Run Accident Lawyer Southern Illinois


Hit and Run Accident Lawyer Southern Illinois. In the blink of an eye, a hit and run accident can occur leaving you with medical bills that need to be paid and the negligent driver nowhere to be found. One of the first things a Southern Illinois motorist is always told to do is that, if they ever get into an accident, the first thing you do is pull over and exchange information with the person you hit. However, in real life, this doesn't always happen. Being in a car accident can often activate a "fight or flight" response, and unfortunately for many people, their instinct is to do the latter.

If you have suffered an injury from a hit and run accident. call an Illinois personal injury attorney at Hassakis & Hassakis today at <(618)-244-5335 or talk to us online. Our firm combines expert legal acumen and aggressive strategy with the philosophy that every single one of our clients deserves to be treated with personal care. All our initial consultations are free and carry no obligation, and we promise that we do not get paid unless you win your case or agree to a settlement.

Why Do Hit And Run Accidents Happen?

  • A driver is driving without a license
  • Uninsured/underinsured drivers
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Driving while suspended or revoked

Hit & Run Accident Lawyers in Southern Illinois

Injury Law Practice Areas


When you have been in an accident with someone who left the scene, you need to talk to an attorney who you can trust to have your best interests at heart and who will fight passionately on your behalf. The attorneys of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. are accomplished lawyers in all areas of personal injury law and have been trusted by the Southern Illinois community for generations. With your best interests at heart and a track record of successfully helping Illinois families recover from devastating events by obtaining the compensation they deserve, the personal injury lawyers of Hassakis & Hassakis offer the best legal representation available for you and your family after you have been injured in a car accident, workplace accident, dog bite, or any other type of personal injury.

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What Should I Do After A Hit and Run Accident?


After a hit and run, you may be feeling panicked, confused, and unsure of what to do in the weeks following. In these situations, gathering as much information as possible will be your best asset; meanwhile, any misstep you take could jeopardize your claim down the line.

Step 1: Call first responders if you or anyone else is hurt - Your number one priority is getting immediate help if there are any injuries.

Step 2: Call the police - We know that it can be scary after the other person has fled and you are all alone. You might be eager to remove yourself from the situation, but we urge you to stay there until the police arrive. They can conduct a thorough report which could be valuable to your case.

Step 3: Record everything you can remember about the at-fault driver - Understandably, you were probably unable to take note of everything about the negligent car before they left. Do your best to write down from memory the make, model, and color of the car. Even just remembering the state on the license plate can be helpful.

Step 4: Take any photos you can of the scene - This will back up your version of events as well as help jog your memory. Take photographs of any injuries you sustained, any injuries of those in your party, your damaged vehicle, roadway photos of debris, skid marks, etc.

Step 5: Get contact info of any witnesses - Ask other drivers or pedestrians if they witnessed the crash and saw anything that could help identify the driver. Plus, getting in touch with them afterward might be necessary if you need someone to give an account of the events.

Step 6: Call a personal injury lawyer - Whether you are still at the accident site or it’s the first thing you do when you get home, you should get in touch with a Southern Illinois personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Step 7: Report the incident to your insurance company - When you tell them what happened, do not editorialize. Keep it simple, factual, and to the point. Depending on when you get a lawyer involved, we may be able to represent you whenever speaking with the insurance company.

Step 8: See a doctor - Not only is this good for your physical health, but it may be invaluable to strengthening your claim. Try to get a long-term prognosis that will project the kind of rehabilitation and ongoing medical treatment you’ll need.

Step 9: Take the time you need to recover while we take care of the rest - The attorneys at Hassakis & Hassakis will handle all communication with your insurance, file the correct documents, and keep you informed of the whole process while you recover from your injuries.

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How Can I Get Paid After a Hit and Run?

A police investigation may be conducted and, in some fortunate cases, the police can recover evidence left at the scene leading them to track down the at-fault driver. If law enforcement is unable to find out who caused the crash, this does not mean that you are out of options.

In these cases, you can have assistance in paying your medical bills and lost wages by filing what is called an “uninsured motorist claim.” This works the same way as if you were pursuing the other at-fault driver’s insurance company to cover damages. You should speak with a Southern Illinois hit and run lawyer to find out more and get started.

Illinois state law requires that all insurance policyholders have $25,000 of uninsured motorist coverage. This allows drivers to file a "first-party" claim against their own insurance if they were ever in an accident with a driver who did not have insurance—or one that could not be found. These work the same way as if you were filing an insurance claim against another driver; however, just like those claims, insurance companies can still deny or limit the amount of money you could receive.

In cases like these, you should speak with a hit-and-run lawyer as soon as possible. With someone on your side carefully reviewing your injuries and calculating your damages, you can decide whether the insurer’s offer is fair or not. If it is too low, then you are entitled to negotiate a more appropriate sum with our help.

Why Should I Call A Hit And Run Attorney?

A hit and run is unlike a normal car crash or pedestrian accident. Those types of cases are fairly straightforward in fighting for compensation from the negligent party’s insurance. When the negligent party flees and you must work with your own insurance company, it can be confusing and hard to navigate these murky waters.

Not only will we help you in the initial filing of the first-party claim, but we can stand right by your side if the insurance company refuses to pay what is fair. Your argument is only as good as the lawyer who stands next to you in court, so the sooner you get us involved, the sooner we can craft a compelling case.

The way we go about doing this is by gathering as much information as possible. We go to the scene of the crash and take pictures, conduct witness testimonies, and more. Through our vast network that we have built over 15 years, we are able to get the top medical professionals in St. Louis involved in order to assess your injuries and explain them in court, if necessary. We leave no stone unturned in our pursuit to protect your interests.

Southern Illinois Hit and Run Lawyers | Hassakis & Hassakis

With more than seven decades' experience helping Southern Illinois residents following personal injury accidents, the Illinois hit and run lawyers at Hassakis & Hassakis are ready to help you following an accident where one or more parties left the scene without giving you information. Call us today at (618)-244-5335 or contact us online to speak with a Southern Illinois hit & run lawyer and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

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