Hit and Run Accidents
One of the most upsetting situations in a car accident is when the offending party leaves the scene illegally. If you were involved in any type of vehicle accident or pedestrian knockdown in New York in which the party at fault left the incident, you can still receive compensation for your injuries. Hit and run accidents occur all-too frequently. Sometimes the other driver may not have noticed that he hit something with his car, or the driver may be uninsured or driving illegally. There is no way to tell why people refuse to follow the law when they leave the scene of an accident.
Fortunately, you may still be eligible to seek compensation for your injuries. The Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation (MVAIC) exists to assist individuals who are victims of hit and run accidents or accidents with uninsured motorists. In order to file an MVAIC claim,it is necessary to have notified the appropriate individuals (such as a police officer, a judge, etc) within 24 hours after the accident occurred. If you have been involved in a hit and run accident, it is extremely important that you are aware of the necessary steps that you need to take in order to get the compensation that you need for your injuries.
What to do After a Hit & Run
MVAIC was established in order to provide compensation for the victims of accidents involving the following types of drivers and vehicles:
- Unidentified hit and run drivers
- Stolen vehicles
- Uninsured vehicles (out-of-state and New York State vehicles)
- Unregistered vehicles
A hit and run incident can leave the victim feeling confused, upset and at a loss at what to do. If you have been injured in a hit and run in New York City, you should speak with a lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. With the help of your Hochheiser & Hochheiser, LLP attorney, you can start the process of recovering compensation for your medical bills if you are eligible.