Hit-And-Run Accidents

Although each state has strict laws that make it a crime to flee the scene of an accident that causes injury to a person, animal or property, hit-and-run car wrecks are a very common occurrence. The most frequent hit-and-run accidents occur in parking lots, where the guilty driver strikes a parked car and leaves the scene before the owner returns. However, our car accident attorneys in Colorado Springs and Denver have represented victims of serious hit-and-run collisions who were severely injured and suffered extensive property damage as a result of the crash. To hit another person's parked car and not assume responsibility for a small dent is selfish and irresponsible, but to hit an occupied vehicle or cause a pedestrian accident and flee without summoning help can be murderous. At Law Offices of Cliff Enten, our car accident attorneys in Colorado Springs and Denver defend victims of car wrecks from Fort Collins and the entire state. We believe hit-and-run drivers should be held responsible for all injuries and damage they cause, and should be punished to the full extent of the law.

  • Experienced Help For Hit-And-Run Victims
  • Locate The Guilty Driver

Experienced Help for Hit and Run Victims

Whenever hit and run car wrecks occur in Fort Collins and throughout Colorado, victims know to contact the car accident attorneys at the Colorado Springs and Denver offices of Law Offices of Cliff Enten. Under the watchful supervision of renowned lawyer Cliff Enten, we can help bring guilty hit and run drivers to justice. If the driver at fault successfully gets away from the scene, we may be able to gather crucial eyewitness testimony that will help police identify the hit and run driver. The most obvious reason for a driver to flee the scene of an accident is that he or she does not want to be held responsible. However, many times drivers hide for other reasons: perhaps they are intoxicated, have a warrant issued for their arrest, or are uninsured. Even if the guilty driver is simply frightened, there is no valid excuse for fleeing the scene of an accident, especially when another person could be injured.

Locate the Guilty Driver

It is a top priority for the police and other law enforcement officials to locate hit and run drivers. Innocent drivers who are involved in hit and run car wrecks are encouraged to write down every detail they remember as soon as possible. Accounts from witnesses can also be very helpful, especially if someone happens to see the license plate of the guilty driver's car. Sometimes, the vehicles of hit and run drivers are identified when they are taken into a garage or mechanic for repairs. Or, the driver is identified when he or she seeks medical help.

Of course, a successful hit and run driver is one who escapes the scene of the crime. Sadly, statistics show that if a hit and run driver is not identified within one hour of the incident, the odds are not good that the person will ever be identified.

If the driver is never located, our car accident attorneys in Colorado Springs and Denver will pursue a settlement through the victim's insurance company. To do this, we collect on the victimized driver's uninsured motorists policy.

If You are a Victim of a Hit and Run, Call Us Today

If you have been involved in a hit and run car accident, our attorneys in Colorado Springs can help. We have been instrumental in obtaining millions of dollars in awards for thousands of victims of car wrecks from Fort Collins and across the state. Contact Law Offices of Cliff Enten today to have one of our attorneys review your case, free of charge.