A hit and run accident is a traumatizing and difficult experience to go through. In many cases the offending driver is unlicensed or under the influence of alcohol or drugs, which makes them fearful of the consequences if they are caught. If you have been a victim in a hit and run accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries and damages. How you file your claim will depend on the circumstance of your accident.
If you are able to identify the registration number of the vehicle that hit you, you can get the car insurance information from your insurance company. Once you have the information, you can file a claim with the car insurance company of the hit and run driver. In case the driver does not have enough money to meet the expenses, you can consult with a lawyer and settle the matter in court.
If you are in a situation where you cannot identify the vehicle or the driver, you can file a claim with your own car insurance company. An uninsured motorist car insurance policy normally covers hit and run accidents and the consequential medical expenses and car repairs.
The best thing to do after a hit and run accident is to immediately call the police. If you are in the position to do so, try to gather as much information as you can. Note the license plate details of the car that hit you, take pictures and videos of the accident scene and contact information of any eye witnesses. You can include this information in your police report. A police report is an official document that will be extremely important when pursuing your claims with the insurance companies.
A hit and run accident claim can easily get more complicated than anticipated. If you are going through difficulty in filing your claim, we can help. Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., is a personal injury law firm that supports and assists clients in ways that are designed to make their lives easier after an accident. Our office has many years of experience in taking cases to trial as well as negotiating settlements. We can help you receive the greatest compensation possible for your injuries. We offer free legal advice to you and your family in a caring atmosphere. Call 914-357-8911 / 718-619 4215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org