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Pursuing Justice And Compensation After A Fatal Hit And Run

Seeking justice after a fatal hit-and-run accident is crucial. To strengthen your chances of securing the financial recovery necessary for your damages, hire a seasoned hit-and-run accident attorney.

At Pendergast Law, we have over 40 years of legal experience in personal injury law. Our team of compassionate attorneys has successfully represented countless families in wrongful death cases across Seattle, Washington, including those involving fatal hit-and-run accidents.

Challenges In Wrongful Death Claims After A Hit And Run

Hit-and-run cases can be challenging due to the following reasons:

  • The absence of a known driver makes it difficult to establish fault and pursue a claim against the at-fault party’s insurance.
  • Without the driver or vehicle information, crucial evidence like accident scene details and witness testimonies become paramount.
  • Though Washington requires drivers to hold uninsured motorist coverage (UM), which can provide compensation if the at-fault driver is uninsured or unidentified, the claims have coverage limits.

While nothing can undo this nightmare, holding the at-fault party accountable provides some closure.

How An Attorney Can Help After A Fatal Hit And Run

Our experienced Washington wrongful death attorney can help overcome legal hurdles in several ways:

  • Conducting an independent accident reconstruction analysis using available evidence
  • Subpoenaing any surveillance footage from nearby homes or businesses
  • Preserving and analyzing the vehicle involved for forensic evidence like paint transfers
  • Checking if there were any ride shares, delivery drivers or vehicle telematics systems that may have captured the accident
  • Filing an uninsured motorist claim with the victim’s auto insurance policy if the driver cannot be identified.

We can explore all the possible legal avenues for compensation for your loved one’s tragic loss, including recoverable damages like medical expenses, funeral costs, lost income, pain and suffering and loss of consortium.

Our No-Fee Promise

You only pay legal fees if we successfully recover financial compensation for your hit-and-run case. For a free consultation, call Pendergast Law through 888-539-9211 or contact us online and let our Seattle lawyers build a strong case to hold the responsible party accountable.

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