‘Where Did They Come From? Where Did They Go?’
Everyone learns in driver’s education that you should stay around long enough to exchange information when you get into an accident. In New York, the law requires you to speak with the police in most cases.
Not everyone does that, and if you’re the victim of a hit-and-run, you need help, and you need it soon.
At Toresco & Simonelli Attorneys At Law, we have a combined 30 years of experience pursuing compensation for injured people from West Islip and across Long Island. We’re innovative, tough and caring. Our lawyers put you front and center and give you our undivided attention as we pursue your case.
Potential Damages In A Hit-And-Run Accident
Part of the personal injury process is filing a claim to recover damages. In any car accident, the damages you may pursue include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
These would be much the same in a hit-and-run collision, except a hit-and-run accident offers several complexities that you would otherwise not see.
As mentioned, New York law requires drivers to wait for police after an accident when significant property damage or injuries have occurred. By leaving the scene, the other driver breaks the law, making your claim for a total percentage of the damages stronger.
What Are Your Options After A Hit-And-Run?
A successful claim requires finding the other driver, which can be difficult. However, you have three years to file a lawsuit after a car accident, so there is time.
New York’s no-fault insurance coverage requires that you carry an underinsured or uninsured motorist policy, which may help.
With a skilled attorney who understands how to investigate an accident and who can quickly and efficiently respond to your needs, you may find the driver after all. No lawyer will guarantee success, but, as technology advances, it becomes harder and harder to truly run away from an accident.
We’ll Stand By You All The Way
Call us at 631-830-6329 or text us at 631-518-6410. Our staff speaks Spanish, Portuguese and Greek, and we offer free consultations. Our team is ready to help you move forward and get the compensation you deserve.