What Should I do if I am Involved in a Hit and Run?Posted on: May 30, 2020
If you are injured in an accident with a hit and run driver, you will need to contact your insurance company immediately. Ask your insurance carrier if you carry collision and uninsured motorist coverage. If you do carry collision coverage under your insurance policy, your insurance company will pay to have your vehicle repaired. And if the accident resulted in bodily injury, you can file an uninsured motorist claim for your personal injuries and any pain and suffering. However, if you do not carry uninsured motorist coverage you may not receive proper compensation for your injuries. Our office strongly recommends you contact your insurance carrier to ensure you already carry or have purchased uninsured motorist coverage.
Roughly 1 in 500 hit and run accidents resulted in a fatality between 2015 and 2019, but a good deal of those, slightly above 80%, occurred “during dawn, dusk, or nighttime conditions.”