A hit and run is a horrid experience that leaves an injured person devastated because of the sheer coldness it takes the other person to leave the scene of an accident. A victim of such an accident is left wondering where to go for assistance with chasing down a ghost. If you were a victim of a hit and run accident, then your first responsibility is notifying the authorities and providing as much information as you can. You can question any witnesses that you come across who may have seen a license plate number or a vehicle color.
When Auto Insurance Companies Don’t Pay
Your automobile insurance company may cover some of the expenses of your hit and run damages, but only if you have the correct coverage. You will still have to pay your deductible before you can receive assistance with auto repairs. If you suffered severe injuries, then you will need money for your medical bills and your continued care. Mostly likely, your insurance company will not issue you a check for an amount that is anywhere close to what you need.
Hit and Run Accidents Involve Pedestrians
You can classify an accident as a hit and run whether you were hit by car while you were walking to store, or you were hit while riding your bike or driving your vehicle. The element that makes it a hit and run is the accident scene abandonment. You deserve financial compensation for the mistreatment that occurred. An attorney can help you get the most out of your auto insurance company so that you can pay your expenses and try to get your life back on track. If the police have located the driver, then your attorney can help you to sue that person for personal injury.
A personal injury claim will entitle you to every penny that you spent on medical expenses, auto repairs, personal item replacement, and more. You may also receive additional funds because of the guilty person’s heinous act of leaving the scene. A judge might see it as aggravate neglect and award you with punitive damages. You can contact an attorney today to explore your compensation recovery options.
If you have been injured in a hit and run crash and have questions feel free to contact Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh for advice on what to do. Our Bradenton Florida office is located at: 5291 Office Park Boulevard, Bradenton FL, 34203