New York Hit & Run Accident
Unfortunately, a New York Hit and Run Accident Lawyer will tell you that these types of accidents are not uncommon. Whether the situation involves a drunk driver, a stolen vehicle, or is an incident of road rage, it is important to obtain legal guidance as soon as possible. These accidents can cause serious physical injuries including a back or Spinal Injury, or a concussion or Head Injury. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, one in every five bicycle and pedestrian fatalities are caused by hit and run accidents. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a Hit and Run Accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your physical and monetary damages. Speak with a skilled lawyer from our legal team as soon as possible for guidance and a free consultation.
If you or a loved one has been hurt, it is very important to know that a no fault insurance claim should be filed as soon as possible. If you did not have auto insurance at the time of the injury, you may still be able to file a claim with the New York State Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation. This fund was set up to provide payment for medical bills, lost wages, and compensation for personal injuries suffered when someone is involved in these types of incidents. The New York no fault insurance program can provide reimbursement for a portion of your financial losses, including medical expenses, travel expenses and other costs. If you were a pedestrian in an accident, you may also be able to sue for noneconomic and economic damages, which would include things like pain and suffering by filing a claim with the NY State Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation (MVAIC).
Be aware however, there are some very tight timelines that you need to act on in order to make a claim. New York Insurance Law 5208 states that if a victim was injured in a Hit and Run Accident, they must report the accident within 24 hours or as soon as reasonably possible.
If you have been injured in due to the negligence of another, contact Stephen Bilkis and Associates for advice and guidance. We will be able to answer your questions, and provide you with a free consultation. We have offices to serve you throughout the New York City area, including locations in Manhattan, Staten Island, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. We also have offices in Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island, as well as Westchester County. Call us today to speak to a New York Hit and Run Lawyer from our office today at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW. You deserve compensation for your injuries.