We regularly handle car and truck accident claims for our clients, including hit and run accidents.
It is a crime for the at-fault party to flee the scene of an accident without stopping to render aid to the victims of the crash. But it still happens, and the fact that the other party has fled does not necessarily mean that you cannot recover money for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, wage loss, property damage and other needs that might arise in the aftermath of a hit and run accident.
Why Do People Hit and Run?
Although we don’t know what goes through every drivers head when the flee the scene of an accident, here are a few common reasons why drivers commit a hit and run:
- Driver was drunk or driving under the influence of drugs
- The driver didn’t have license, or it was suspended
- They are afraid of going to jail
- The accident occured due to road rage
- Drive was unsure if the collison occured
I’ve Been the Victim of a Hit and Run, Now What?
We are familiar with the process involving hit and run accidents and will explore all possible sources of recovery to make sure you’re fully compensated, including:
- No Fault/PIP insurance that attaches to the vehicle in which the injured party was traveling.
- The liability insurance carried by the person responsible for the accident if we’re able to obtain the license plate or identify the hit and run driver in some other fashion; and
- The uninsured motorist coverage of the accident victim and the victims family members.
Uninsured motorist is an important feature of Kentucky insurance policies, but it is not mandatory coverage. If you have been injured in an accident where the driver left the scene of the accident, you should have an attorney review all possible insurance coverage to see what is available to you.
Don’t wait. If you have been injured in a hit and run accident in Kentucky or Indiana, we can help. Please contact us now for a free initial consultation to see how we can be of service to you.