What kind of person hits a pedestrian and then speeds off, leaving the victim injured in the street? It sounds horrible and yet a number of Long Island pedestrian hit-and-run accidents have been in the news recently. As much as you would hope a driver would stay at the scene, it just doesn’t always happen. We have seen too many of these cases in our offices.
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Ideally, if you are hit by a car that speeds off, either you or a witness in the area is able to get the license plate number, enabling the police to locate the owner of the vehicle. A good description of the car and the driver, if possible, helps as well and may even allow police to find him or her without a license plate number. This includes:
- Any identifying marks or features
When the hit-and-run driver can't be found, there are still options to collect compensation. Sometimes the injury victim's own uninsured motorist insurance can be used. Here in New York State, another option is going through the Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation (MVAIC), which was specifically established to help provide a source of coverage for those in accidents involving unidentified or uninsured drivers.
How We Can Help
Our hit-and-run pedestrain accident lawyers have years of experience with these cases and a deep understanding of how the system works. We want to work with you to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact our lawyers today for a free consultation. We will discuss your specific case and go over all your options in full detail. We will be working with your best interests in mind to get you the compensation you deserve.
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