Hit-And-Run Accidents

Don’t Let A Hit-And-Accident Stop You From Recovering Compensation

Any motor vehicle accident resulting in injuries is disruptive and upsetting. A hit-and-run accident can be especially upsetting when the irresponsible driver cannot be found. This fact may slow down your path to financial recovery, but it does not need to be a dead-end. At Simon & Gilman, LLP, we have been helping people injured in traffic accidents in New York since 1978, including many hit-and-run accidents. We are well-prepared to help you maximize the compensation you receive from all sources, even if the mystery driver cannot be found.

How To Cover Your Losses After A Hit-And-Run Accident

Police will likely search for the responsible driver after a hit-and-run accident. Once it becomes apparent that the driver will not be found, your injury claim will need to focus on other sources of compensation.
 
A hit-and-run accident will typically be covered by your uninsured and underinsured motorist (UI/UIM) coverage. Even if you were struck as a pedestrian or bicyclist, your auto insurance or the auto insurance of a family member you live with will normally cover your losses, Many people are afraid to file UI/UIM claims, fearing their insurance rates will go up. However, by law, your insurance rates cannot go up for filing a claim as long as the accident is not your fault — and it is never considered your fault in the case of a hit and run.
 
The liable insurance company may not be helpful after your hit-and-run accident. Representatives of the company may not be forthcoming about how much coverage you are eligible for. The company may put up barriers and delays as you seek your rightful compensation. It is important to get an experienced lawyer’s help. Your insurance company has no obligation to treat you fairly. It becomes an adversarial party when you file a claim and will likely fight to pay you as little as possible.
 

Work With A Small Law Firm That Gets Large Firm Results

We have chosen to keep our law practice to a manageable size so we can focus directly on clients’ needs. Yet our depth of experience gives our clients the same advantages they would expect from a larger firm. We are ready to tackle difficult motor vehicle accident cases confidently. Learn why so many clients have expressed great satisfaction with our legal counsel. Get the compensation you deserve after a hit-and-run accident or any car or truck accident in New York. Call us in Queens at 800-672-4029 or send an email to request a convenient, free consultation. We speak Spanish. Se habla español.