Middletown Hit & Run Accident Lawyers
Holding Hit & Run Drivers Accountable
Hit-and-run accidents are
car accidents that are caused by a driver who leaves the scene before they exchange
identifying and insurance information with all other parties. As unthinkable
as that situation might sound to you, someone who is a responsible driver,
it actually unfolds all the time. Countless hit-and-run accidents happen
across the country each day. If you have been in one, then you have to
take legal action quickly if you want the best chance to make a recovery!
(860) 245-2412 and speak with a member of RisCassi & Davis, P.C. in Middletown. Our
hit-and-run accident attorneys in Middletown would be happy to hear about
what happened to see if we can be of help. In some cases, we can still
file a claim against that driver – but you have to act fast!
For more information, you can
schedule a consultation online with our Middletown hit and run accident attorneys.
Get Law Enforcement on the Phone
If another driver flees the scene of your accident, then you should call
the police immediately. The police might be able to track down the other
driver, make an arrest, and allow you to hold them accountable, just as
you would in any other car accident case. But they cannot do much if the
driver has a literal head-start. The majority of hit-and-run drivers are
never identified, but of those who are found, it is usually due to quick
intervention from the authorities.
When you call the police, tell them the following information if possible:
- Vehicle make, model, and color
- License plate information
- Driver description
- Direction driver went to flee
- Part of the other car that hit yours
With some luck, the police will find the driver and make an arrest because
committing a hit-and-run accident is illegal. At that point, your case
can proceed like normal.
Do You Have Uninsured Motorist Insurance?
As frustrating as it is, most hit-and-run drivers get away with their crimes.
It is really difficult to notice and remember identifying information
about them to tell the police. Also, the police will have just as much
trouble tracking that driver down even if they do get a decent lead. But
your hit-and-run accident case is not over if the other driver is never found.
If you have uninsured motorist (UM) insurance that you purchased from your
auto insurance provider, then you could be in luck. UM insurance is designed
to pay for damages that cannot be covered by a driver with no insurance.
However, it can also be used to pay for damages when the liable driver
simply cannot be found or contacted, such as after a hit-and-run accident.
Most UM insurance policies can help pay for:
- Medical bills
- Vehicle repairs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
You need to add UM insurance to your policy. It is not a standard feature
in the majority of insurance policies. If you do not have UM insurance,
then we will need to consider a different avenue to get you the compensation
you deserve if possible.
We’re Inspired to Succeed for You – Call Now
Get our entire legal team of hit-and-run accident lawyers in Middletown
on your side today to get your case moving in the right direction.
Attorney Michael Jainchill, in particular, is known far and wide for his excellent, outside-the-box
solutions for tough hit-and-run cases. Let’s see what we can do
for your case today!
(860) 245-2412 and
schedule a no-cost consultation.