Everyone seems to share a bit of Irish ancestry around St. Patrick’s Day and we’re no different. So as the wonderful Irish wedding toast goes, “May misfortune follow you the rest of your life, and never catch up.” Unfortunately sometimes misfortune does catch up in the form of automobile accidents. If you’ve ever come out of a store to find your vehicle damaged in the parking lot, you have a sense of what I’m talking about.
During a typical car accident, the at-fault party’s insurance company pays for the other party’s damages. But what happens when you are the victim of a hit and run? In these cases, the negligent driver leaves the scene of the accident without exchanging information or calling the police. Your first reaction is probably anger and worry. You next thought is, who is going to pay for my car damage and medical bills? If you are involved in a hit and run, contact a lawyer right away.
After a hit and run accident, follow these procedures:
Hopefully, the police can locate the other driver. The police will contact you if this happens — be certain to follow up with the driver’s insurance company. You may also file a personal injury lawsuit.
If the driver is not caught and you have uninsured motorist coverage, your insurance company should pay for your damages. Alternatively, if you have personal injury coverage, your insurance might pay for your property damage and medical bills.
No one wants to be a car accident victim — especially a hit and run victim. Kirshenbaum Law Associates is dedicated to helping innocent drivers recover the compensation they deserve. Contact our firm today to learn more.
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