If you've been injured in a hit and run car accident, you may wonder how you can get compensation since the other person left the scene. Luckily, even if the other driver is never identified, you have options. New York City requires you to carry uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, which means your own insurance can pay for your medical bills. In addition, you can file a claim under the Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Act.
If you have been the victim of a hit and run accident, call personal injury lawyer Reid B. Wissner today at 212-903-4LAW (4529) to schedule your free consultation.
Steps to Take After A Hit and Run
The very first thing you need to do after a hit and run accident is call the police. You need to make sure you have a record of what happened to prove that you were struck by another vehicle that fled the scene. If there are witnesses to the accident, talk to them to see if anyone got the make, model, and license plate number of the person who hit you.
Next, you should visit a doctor and get medical care for any injuries you suffered. Even if you don't think you were hurt badly, you should still visit a doctor. Sometimes injuries can take time to manifest symptoms, so you want to make sure you get evaluated by a doctor.
Finally, you should contact your insurance company and call Reid Wissner for a free consultation. You have a limited amount of time to file a claim with your insurance, so the sooner you get the ball rolling the better. Make sure to talk to Reid Wissner as well. He is an experienced NYC hit and run lawyer who can help you navigate the legal complexities of your case and make sure you get the maximum compensation possible.
Why Do You Need A Hit and Run Accident Lawyer?
Hit and run cases can end up being complex, especially if there is serious injury involved and the at-fault party can't be found. A personal injury lawyer is essential for helping you make sure you get the right compensation. Insurance companies don't want to pay more than they absolutely have to, and will fight to prove your injuries aren't serious and offer you the lowest settlement they think they can get away with. A lawyer can value your case appropriately and fight on your behalf.
Injuries that can result from a hit and run accident can include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Broken bones
- Severe soft tissue injury
Any of these can result in high medical bills and a need for ongoing care, rehabilitation, and prescriptions that can easily drain your bank account and put you in debt. If you have a family to support and need to miss work because of your injuries, it can be even worse. Let Reid B. Wissner help you get the compensation you need to be financially secure after a hit and run accident injury.
Schedule Your Hit and Run Accident Consultation
Call NYC hit and run accident lawyer Reid B. Wissner today at 212-903-4LAW (4529) to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don't owe us anything until we win or settle your case. If you need money immediately, we work with financing companies that will advance your future projected settlement.
We serve clients in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and other areas of New York City.