Trust Tyroler Leonard Injury Law to Fight for Your Rights
Being involved in a car accident where the other driver flees the scene can be quite traumatic. Legally – and through common human decency – you would expect someone who caused a crash that left you with injuries to take the time to try to help you or to ensure that first responders are on the way. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen.
Once you receive the medical care you need, you may have a second concern from the hit-and-run accident: Who is going to pay for your medical costs? You did not cause the accident, but you may not believe you can collect a financial award because the other driver’s identity is unknown. This type of case can be quite complicated, but the St. Paul hit-and-run lawyers at Tyroler Leonard Injury Law have experience with helping our clients receive the awards they should have, even when the hit-and-run driver who caused the crash is never identified. Trust us to use our experience in cases like this to your benefit.
How Our St. Paul Hit-and-run Attorneys Can Help with Your Case
After a hit-and-run case, our St. Paul hit-and-run attorneys can provide immediate help for you. We have a history of achieving successful settlements with cases like this, including winning a $500,000 settlement for a victim of a hit-and-run driver in Minnesota. The steps we can take for you after you choose to hire us include:
- Investigating your auto insurance policy for the uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM) that you likely have
- Contacting your insurance company to let it know that we need to file a claim under UM/UIM coverage
- Working with law enforcement officials who are investigating the accident to share evidence and facts that may help find and apprehend the responsible driver
- Should law enforcement officers find the responsible driver, investigating that driver’s insurance policy to determine what kind of policy limits may be in effect
- Should the other driver not have enough coverage to cover the settlement amount you deserve, re-engaging with your auto insurance company regarding your UM/UIM coverage
- Determining whether the responsible driver has personal assets that we could attempt to win in a settlement if insurance coverage amounts are not adequate.
Dealing with the aftermath of a hit-and-run crash in which you suffered injuries is extremely challenging for you. Our St. Paul hit-and-run lawyers take pride in our ability to represent our clients to the fullest, taking on as much responsibility as we can regarding your case, leaving you the time you need to heal and to attempt to return to the life you had before the crash. Let us deal with the day-to-day work that your case requires.
Why You Should Hire Our Hit-and-Run Lawyers in St. Paul
Our team at Tyroler Leonard Injury Law has multiple decades of experience helping injured victims. Regardless of whether you know the identity of the driver who hit you and caused the accident, our hit-and-run lawyers in St. Paul can use our experience to help you seek the damages you should have.
Attorney Isaac Tyroler
Attorney Isaac Tyroler believes strongly in defending the rights of injury victims. It is a passion of his, and he fights as hard as possible to help our clients. He has been representing injured victims for more than a decade, receiving notoriety as a Super Lawyers Rising Star beginning in 2017. He also received a Martindale-Hubbell AV pre-eminent rating beginning in 2020.
Attorney Rachel Sperling Leonard
Attorney Rachel Sperling Leonard is a fourth-generation lawyer who has had dreams of helping injured people since her childhood. She is a fierce advocate for our clients, and she speaks fluid Spanish. She has several years of experience representing injured people, and she received notoriety as a Super Lawyers Rising Star beginning in 2021.
Our Past Clients Trust Us
We are proud to receive strong recommendations from our past clients, who know how hard we worked on their behalf. You can trust that we will work just as hard for you. We do not cut corners or back down from tough situations, because we know how much you are counting on us.
How Much Can Your St. Paul Hit-and-Run Lawyers Help Me Win in My Case?
At Tyroler Leonard Injury Law, we do not promise our clients that we will win a certain amount for them. We do not even guarantee that we will win your case. Such behavior would be unethical for us or for any personal injury attorneys. Because your case depends on so many factors outside our control, making such promises isn’t fair to you.
What we do promise is to work hard on your behalf and to always be honest with you. You don’t need St. Paul hit-and-run lawyers who tell you what you want to hear, just to convince you to hire them. You need representatives who are honest about the best way forward and about the realistic pros and cons to taking various steps in the case.
What we can do is give you a financial range of what we believe your case could be worth. We base our estimate on the facts in the case and on our experience with cases similar to yours that we won in the past. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case. If we believe that we cannot help you, you can trust us to be honest about it. And if we believe we can develop a winning strategy for you, based on the facts in the case, we will be honest about that, too.
FAQ: Common Questions Clients Ask Our St. Paul Hit-and-Run Lawyers
Because of the complexity of a hit-and-run accident, injury victims often have quite a few questions about how the process of seeking an award will work. Our St. Paul hit-and-run lawyers promise to take whatever time is necessary to keep you informed by answering your questions, including some common questions like the following.
Does it affect my case if police charge the hit-and-run driver with a crime?
When our team is helping you pursue an award for the injuries you suffered in the hit-and-run accident, this process is separate from any criminal proceedings. Section 169.09 of the Minnesota state statutes requires drivers to wait at the scene after an injury accident, or they could face criminal charges. We may use findings from the police to prove that the other driver was at fault, but the outcome of any criminal proceedings against the other driver doesn’t significantly affect our case.
How long does it take to win a settlement in a hit-and-run injury accident?
Just as with car accident injury cases, hit-and-run injury cases typically take anywhere from a few months to a few years to settle. Some complex cases can take longer. The length of time depends on the willingness of the insurance company to negotiate, on the severity of your injuries, and on the prospects for your full recovery.
Does it matter if I was a pedestrian or using a motor vehicle when the driver hit me and left the scene?
For the purposes of seeking a settlement in a hit-and-run injury accident, it doesn’t matter what kind of accident occurred. Whether you were in a pedestrian injury accident, a motorcycle injury accident, or another type of accident, it’s our job to prove that the other driver was at fault and that you deserve an award for your injuries. The fact that it was a hit-and-run accident comes into play if police cannot find the other driver, meaning we may need to seek payment from your insurance company’s UM/UIM coverage.
At Tyroler Leonard Injury Law, we know the importance of keeping our clients informed about their options regarding seeking an award in a personal injury lawsuit after a hit-and-run crash. We will work with you to determine the best way to proceed in your case, providing up-to-date information on negotiations, so you can make informed decisions. We are always ready to help with advice and suggestions, but the final decision on how we proceed in your case belongs to you.
Reach Out to Our St. Paul Hit-and-Run Lawyers Today for a Free Case Review
At Tyroler Leonard Injury Law, we do not back down when facing tough circumstances while representing you. We believe strongly that victims of the negligence of others need strong representation to give them the best chance at receiving the financial award they deserve. Insurance companies are notorious for trying to limit the amounts they pay to victims, potentially using half-truths to make their case. Our sole focus is protecting your rights as a victim and maximizing your award. We promise to give your case our full attention, and we force the insurance company to tell the truth.
Contact our St. Paul hit-and-run lawyers today for a no-obligation, free consultation about your case. Call us at 651-259-1113.