Hit-and-run accidents can result in serious criminal charges against the negligent driver who fled the scene, but they are unfortunately still a common occurrence in Connecticut and elsewhere.
If you were involved in an accident with a hit-and-run driver, you are probably wondering how you will ever locate the negligent driver or if you will be stuck paying for the costs associated with the accident.
The good news is that your uninsured motorist coverage may be available to help compensate you for your financial losses. Additionally, you may be able to file a claim with your health insurance company to help cover your medical expenses resulting from the accident.
However, even though help may be available from both of these resources, it’s still extremely important to work with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Here’s why: Insurance companies have their own best interests in mind.
Insurance companies want to pay out as little money as possible, even to their own customers. For that reason, they often propose low settlement offers and make people think that they are entitled to much less than they actually are.
An experienced personal injury lawyer not only knows the potential routes to take in order to seek compensation for financial losses stemming from a hit-and-run accident, he or she also knows what fair compensation in your case would be.
After being injured by a negligent driver who fled the scene, you may feel like you have nowhere to turn and no one to trust. Our firm is there to offer a helping hand to Connecticut drivers in this situation — right when they need it most.
To read more about how we assist clients who were injured in a hit-and-run accident, please visit our New Haven Hit-and-Run Accident Lawyer page.