Can You File A Claim For A Hit-And-Run?
Is it possible to file a personal injury claim after a crash if you could not get the other driver’s insurance info? Who compensates you if the other driver fled the scene and you did not see their license plate?
In New York, all insurance companies must provide no-fault insurance in their policies. In hit-and-run car accidents this type of insurance will cover damages and the compensation is provided by your own insurance company. But it is often in your best interest to speak with an attorney for hit and run.
What To Expect From Hit-And-Run Claims
The process for these cases is different than other accident claims because your own insurance company is covering the damages. You must fill out a no-fault application to send to your insurer within 30 days of the accident. You will also be asked to provide proof of your injuries and time away from work to determine the compensation you can receive.
This type of insurance is called “no-fault” because it covers you regardless of who caused the car crash. Even if you think you were at fault, you do not need to worry that this would affect the outcome of your case.
Put Our Experience On Your Side
Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, has aggressively represented victims of hit-and-run injuries for over 60 years. Our hit and run lawyer has extensive experience taking on difficult cases and filing no-fault insurance claims in the Queens area.
We offer consultations at no charge so that you have the opportunity to speak directly with a Queens hit and run accident lawyer before proceeding.