Over 10 percent of traffic accidents nationally involve a hit-and-run, according to the Insurance Information Institute. After a hit-and-run driver flees the accident scene, the unfortunate victim may be responsible for all expenses, as well as suffering the inconvenience of being without his or her car while it’s being repaired, if his or her auto insurer denies the uninsured motorist accident claim.
This is even more upsetting when you suffered injuries as a result of the accident. If you were struck by a negligent driver who fled the scene of the accident, you are still able to claim damages under the uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage with your own insurance company.
It is very important that you contact the police immediately after the accident to provide your insurance company with the report that stated it was a hit-and-run accident. If you or a loved one was injured because of the accident, it is also important to consult an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Getting full compensation for injury expenses and other losses will be challenging through the insurance company.
In all car accidents, it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the incident in question, and to enable physicians or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injuries. In so doing, you will stand the best chances of successfully recovering from any personal injuries you or others may have sustained in your accident.
By consulting with a lawyer at our firm, you will be effectively setting yourself up for a smoother journey through the process. Upon receiving information about your case, an attorney from our office will immediately begin working on your case, making thorough assessments to determine what the best course of action for your particular circumstances will be.
Our principal lawyer, Frank McCoy Jr., is certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy – a distinction that fewer than 0.5 percent of all Connecticut lawyers have earned.