In a hit and run accident, the driver that caused the collision has fled the scene. Drivers flee collision scenes for various reasons including:
- Driving without insurance
- Driving impaired (drinking, drug use, drowsy, etc.),
- Texting while driving
- Self preservation (scared, stolen motor vehicle, status to protect, etc.)
- Aggressive driving
If the driver is found after the collision, then you can hold the driver legally responsible for your injuries. The fact that the driver fled the collision scene can be used as evidence that the driver was at fault for causing the accident.
In many hit and run accidents, the driver is never found. When the driver is not located, you still have a legal claim. The legal claim is called an uninsured motorist benefits claim. Every responsible owner of a motor vehicle in Connecticut has insurance coverage that includes uninsured motorist benefits. Uninsured motorist benefits protects you and provides compensation for the injuries and losses caused by a hit and run accident.
Hire an Experienced Hit and Run Lawyer From the Start
If you’ve been the victim of a hit and run accident that has caused you physical injury or property damage, contact Sabatini and Associates today. Our experienced personal injury lawyers will help you file the proper claim or claims to get you the compensation you deserve. With peace of mind, you can trust that in and outside the courtroom, we will be working for you to help get you back on the road.