The car that hit me left the scene, can I still make a claim?
Unfortunately, hit and run accidents are something that we encounter all too often. If this happens to you, this does not mean your claim disappears with the driver who fled the scene. All Massachusetts drivers are required to carry Uninsured Motorist coverage on their automobile insurance policy, and in a hit and run situation, we will simply make the claim through your own insurance company. People are often concerned that making such a claim will have an adverse affect on their future insurance rates, but this is simply not the case. Being the victim of a hit and run, where the other person was at fault, will not cause your insurance rates to increase. If you have been the victim of a hit and run, call the experienced attorneys at Altman & Altman, where we have successfully handled hundreds of these cases.
Our lawyers will discuss the details of uninsured motorist coverage in Massachusetts. People involved in accidents are often unaware that they carry this type of coverage.
Depending on the circumstances of each case - if you were struck by an uninsured vehicle or were a victim of a hit and run accident in MA, there may be other insurance coverage available to you depending where you were living at the time of the accident and who you were living with.
If you have been involved in an accident where the other car left the scene, please contact the lawyers at Altman & Altman, LLP to set up a free-of-charge initial consultation. We are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.