Who pays for a hit-and-run?

Firm News,Motor Vehicle Accidents On Friday, January 4, 2019

As a resident of Connecticut who has been hit by a driver who fled the scene, you may not know what to do next. Loughlin Fitzgerald, Attorneys at Law, are here to help you get back on your feet after this dreadful incident.

Obviously, the main goal of an investigation in the aftermath of a hit-and-run incident is to locate the driver that hit you. This is often done by the local police, who may even turn to news stations or other means of spreading messages to get help with finding a driver. However, this isn’t a foolproof method and there’s no guarantee that a driver will be found. This doesn’t even cover situations in which no one was able to get a glimpse of the car or driver. It can be nearly impossible to locate a hit-and-run driver under those circumstances.

So who pays for your injuries if the driver of a hit-and-run incident can’t be found? It’s most common for victims like you to go to your own insurance company in this sort of event. However, fighting your own insurance company for compensation can be a difficult path to take. You may even need to take the case to trial to fight for the money you deserve.

If you have any other questions about hit-and-run car accidents, or any other type of motor vehicle incident, you can follow the link here to our webpage. You may also wish to consider speaking with our attorneys directly for guidance as you tackle your case.

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