What should I do after a hit-and-run accident?

Friday December 12, 2014

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. 

Get in Touch

Schedule a Free Initial Consultation

At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we handle all cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until you receive a settlement or a jury award.

Schedule a free, confidential consultation with a skilled Connecticut personal injury lawyer today.

News & insights
News

Kennedy Johnson Schwab & Roberge Ranked in 2023 “Best Law Firms”

9

September
2022

News

5 KJSR Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® List

22

August
2022

You’ve Been in a Motorcycle Accident: Here’s What to do Next
Articles

You’ve Been in a Motorcycle Accident: Here’s What to do Next

16

August
2022

The Negative Impact of Tailgating
Articles

The Negative Impact of Tailgating

9

August
2022

Common Causes of Construction Lawsuits
Articles

Common Causes of Construction Lawsuits

12

July
2022

The Leading Causes of Trucking Accidents
Articles

The Leading Causes of Trucking Accidents

12

July
2022

Medical Misdiagnosis: What Is It and How To Handle It
News

Medical Misdiagnosis: What Is It and How To Handle It

11

June
2022

The Role of Lack of Informed Consent in Medical Malpractice
Articles

The Role of Lack of Informed Consent in Medical Malpractice

11

June
2022

How to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Articles

How to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

10

June
2022

Connecticut Auto Accident Laws to Be Aware Of
Articles

Connecticut Auto Accident Laws to Be Aware Of

9

June
2022