How Your Injuries are Covered after a Hit-and-Run Car Accident
Handling injuries after any car accident can be challenging. However, it can become even more complicated and stressful with a hit and run accident. If the other driver flees the scene, how are your injuries covered? You might have more options than you think.
After a hit and run car accident, you could end up with significant medical bills, lost wages and other medical expenses. Thankfully, New York State is a "no-fault" insurance state. No fault coverage ensures that the persons injured in the accident are covered with medical insurance and also reimbursement for a portion of lost wages and other expenses.
If the other driver that fled the scene was liable for causing the accident and cannot be identified, you may also be able to file a claim with your own insurance company for additional damages, such as your physical and emotional pain and suffering or loss of affection or companionship. The Supplementary Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist (“SUM/UM”) coverage of your own insurance package is used to cover your bodily injuries during an accident if the other driver is unknown, uninsured or underinsured.
In either event, it is critical to consult with a qualified car accident personal injury attorney who can examine the details of your accident, try to help you locate the responsible driver, prove liability, and get you the compensation you deserve.
Contact us to review your car insurance policy coverage, so that we can explain how the coverage works, each coverage’s limitations, and how it might benefit you.
About the author: Peter J. Gregory is a partner with the firm. He is a trial lawyer with extensive experience resolving disputes in state and federal trial courts. His personal injury practice focusses on advising clients who have been injured or lost loved ones in accidents caused by the carelessness or recklessness of others. Please feel free to contact him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (585) 512-3506.
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