Ventura Hit & Run Accident Lawyer
You’re driving down the scenic roads of Ventura County, humming along to your favorite tunes when—BAM!—your car is sideswiped out of nowhere. Before you can even process what just happened, the culprit speeds away. A hit and run just turned your day upside down. So, what now? Fortunately, there are steps you can take to hold the driver accountable or at least recover compensation for your property damage and any injury you suffered. Zavala Law can help. Contact our dedicated Ventura hit & run accident lawyer to find out how.
Why Hit and Run Accidents Are Different
Hit and run incidents aren’t like typical car accidents where you can exchange information with the other driver and let the insurance companies sort it out. You’re dealing with an offender who has fled the scene, making them difficult to identify and hold accountable. That’s why the legal landscape changes dramatically in hit and run cases. Still, you are not without options. Here are a couple of ways Zavala Law can help:
- Identify the hit and run driver. With the help of private investigators and other means, we can supplement any police investigation by running down eyewitnesses, camera footage, body shops, and other sources of information regarding the driver who hit you. A case against a hit-and-run driver is typically a strong one, and we’ll work to hold the culprit fully accountable for the harm they’ve caused.
- Pursue an uninsured motorist claim. If the driver can’t be identified, you should still have a valid uninsured motorist claim with your insurance company. UM policies treat a hit-and-run driver like an uninsured driver and cover your damages accordingly. If you have liability insurance and didn’t reject UM coverage when you bought your policy, you should have UM coverage equal to the minimum amount of liability insurance required, or maybe even more.
Matt Zavala: An Advocate You Can Trust
There’s no doubt about it; hit and run accidents are complicated, both legally and emotionally. That’s where Matt Zavala steps in. Matt brings more than a decade of experience in insurance defense combined with extensive work in trials and litigation, as well as mediation as a third-party neutral. This breadth and depth of experience means Matt can see the big picture and figure out the best strategy to get you compensation for the harm inflicted on you by a hit-and-run driver. Whether negotiating with an insurance company (yours or the other driver’s) or taking the hit-and-run driver to court, Matt has the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to find a path to success in your case.
Great results are important, and it’s something we strive for every time, but equally important to us is your experience throughout the legal process. At Zavala Law, you’re not just another case—you’re a person deserving of respect and individual attention. We’re here every step of the way, ensuring that your journey through the legal maze is as smooth as possible. You’ll find Matt Zavala to be personally accessible to you whenever you need him, and we’ll go out of our way to make sure you are informed, updated, and that any needs you have are being met.
Contact Zavala Law Today
If you’ve been involved in a hit and run accident in Ventura County, don’t go it alone. Let Zavala Law be your guide and advocate in this stressful time. With Matt Zavala at the helm, you’re not just getting a skilled attorney; you’re getting a devoted community member who genuinely wants to help you navigate this complex situation. Call our Ventura law office at 805-429-4292 for a free consultation, and get started today getting the help you need.