Hit & Run Accidents
A hit and run accident occurs when a driver flees the scene of an accident. When there is an automobile accident in Massachusetts, the driver of each car must stop at the scene of the accident and exchange information with either the other driver or with the owner of the property that was damaged in the accident. It is a crime for a driver to flee the scene of an accident.
However, what is more important is the victim of a hit and run accident that is left behind. When a driver flees the scene of an accident, it makes it more difficult for the victim of the accident to be compensated for his or her injuries accident. Luckily, in Massachusetts, most insurance policies have provisions that provide coverage for claims against hit and run drivers.
Types of Hit & Run Accidents
There are a few different ways that hit and run accidents usually occur. The most obvious is when another vehicle strikes your vehicle, and the other driver flees the scene of an accident. Many times, these types of hit and run accidents involve drunk drivers who flee the scene of the accident so that they are not arrested for drunk driving or because they do not realize that they have been involved in an accident because they are so inebriated. An individual may also be the victim of a hit and run accident where a car strikes a pedestrian or person on a bicycle and then the driver of the car flees the scene.
Hit and run accidents can also occur even if there is no physical contact involved in the accident. For example, where one car causes another car to crash into another object without both cars getting hit or where a car causes a bicycle to swerve off the road and hit something without hitting the car.
If you are the victim of a hit and run accident, contact our Boston, Massachusetts hit and run accident attorneys who will pursue all avenues of recovery so that you or your loved ones can get the care that you need. To schedule your free consultation with an experienced Boston, Massachusetts hit and run accident lawyer at Altman & Altman LLP, call 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 (toll free) or contact us online.
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