Seeking Damages after a Hit-and-Run CollisionNY/NJ Legal News
Every year, more than 3-million people are injured in motor vehicle accidents across the United States each year. Sadly, more than 682,000 collisions are hit-and-run accidents. Being involved in a collision under any circumstance can be devastating. Learning that the person who caused your injuries fled the scene of the accident can make the entire situation even more overwhelming.
Although you may feel hopeless and helpless, there are still ways for you to collect compensation to alleviate the financial burdens incurred from your accident. Working with a reputable car accident attorney is your best bet for obtaining full and fair compensation.
Compensation Available for Accident Victims
Individuals involved in auto collisions often face overwhelming emotional and mental consequences. Accidents involving hit-and-run drivers often have victims asking “who is going to pay for the cost of my repairs and treatment?” Without knowing who the at-fault party is, it can be difficult to collect the damages available for your collision. Compensation available for accident victims include money to cover:
- The costs of all current and future medical expenses from the accident
- Lost wages and potential future lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
After a collision, the first instinct a victim has is to contact their insurance company. Although you do have a legal responsibility to inform your insurance company about an accident, it is crucial that you first consult with a car accident attorney.
Ways to Collect Compensation
Insurance companies are dedicated to protecting their own best interests. As a result, they make it difficult for victims to collect full and fair compensation, which they are rightfully entitled to. In some instances, insurance companies will delay payment or offer extremely low settlements to victims.
By contacting a car accident attorney, you are in a better position to collect compensation available to you. In New York and New Jersey, drivers are to carry uninsured motorist coverage, which can help to alleviate some of the financial burdens victims face after a hit-and-run accident. In many cases, this coverage provides compensation for victims to cover their medical expenses and various other damages. Fortunately, that is not the only option available.
With the assistance of local law enforcement, our law firm may be able to help locate the driver responsible for your accident. Doing so will enable victims to collect full and fair compensation for the injuries and damages they sustained in their accidents.
Either way, Metro Law is dedicated to working with victims closely to file legal claims or lawsuits on their behalf.
Metro Law can Help You
With over four decades of experience, our New York and New Jersey car accident attorneys at Metro Law have helped thousands of victims collect full and fair compensation for their legal claims. We strive to help those harmed maximize the recovery from their accidents so they can move forward and focus on getting better. Contact our law firm today at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you.