New York Hit and Run Accidents
New York hit and Run Accident Victims
On New York City’s busy street, hit and run accidents unfortunately occur, and happen too often. Victims of hit and run accidents have protection under the law.
Hit and Run Accident Insurance
If you have Uninsured Motorists Coverage, it will protect you, any family members who live with you, and any occupant of your car at the time of the hit and run accident. Your Uninsured Motorists Coverage will only protect you if the accident occurs in New York.
When a hit and run accident occurs in New York, a claim must be filed with your car insurance company.
You may still be covered even if a relative of your house owns the car involved in the hit and run accident. If no other coverage is available when injured because of a hit and run driver, a victim may still be eligible for uninsured motorist protection from the Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation (MVAIC).
There are very specific rules to follow when involved in a New York hit and run accident and it is suggested you immediately contact a New York hit and run lawyer.
If You are Involved in a Hit and Run Accident:
Do not follow or chase the driver that hit you. You never know if the driver is drunk or what other circumstances are involved in the hit and run.
Contact the police: The police should still be contacted in a hit and run accident. File a police report. Give as many details as you can remember, including the make, model, and any partial license plate numbers you were able to see.
Look for witnesses: Write down the name, address, and telephone numbers of any witnesses who saw the hit and run accident.