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Hit and Run Accident Lawyers in NYC

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Did Someone Else’s Negligence Cause You Injury?

Car accidents are dangerous and painful by nature. However, when you are involved in a hit-and-run accident, the damage and injuries can feel worse because of the other driver’s negligence and inaction. New York refers to a hit-and-run incident as “leaving the scene of an incident without reporting.” This means the driver intentionally left the accident scene, without exchanging contact information and checking the other driver’s health. Not only is it reprehensible conduct, but it is also a criminal offense.

If you were injured in a hit-and-run accident, you can seek compensation for your injuries and suffering. You need qualified vehicle accident attorneys to represent your case. At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., we have over 40 years of experience helping car crash victims. We take the time to get to know you and how best to help your case.

For a free consultation, call today at 646-518-2954!

What to Do When Involved in a Hit and Run Accident

When you are involved in a hit-and-run accident, you may feel disoriented. If seriously injured, seek medical attention immediately. However, if you are okay, do these things to help your case.

5 steps to take after a hit and run:

  1. Contact the police.
  2. Try to obtain the make, model, and license number of the other car
  3. Note the time, location, and damage that occurred to your car
  4. Mark any injuries sustained because of the accident
  5. If possible, take pictures of the accident scene and of your car, especially if the paint of the other car is there

The police will try to find the person who hit you. Having the general information stated above will help law enforcement officers narrow down their search.

Seeking Compensation From A Fleeing Driver

Those responsible for a hit-and-run accident can be tried in civil and criminal courts and can be convicted of either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the damages. Victims of a hit-and-run can try the defendant in civil court for negligence. Given the details of the incident, it should not be difficult to prove, if the culprit is found.

However, sometimes, the person responsible for the crash cannot be found. In those cases, victims must file a claim with their own insurance company.

Get the Justice You Deserve!

Our hit-and-run accident attorneys at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., do not rest until our clients are satisfied with the results we obtain for them. We understand how traumatic and infuriating a hit-and-run accident can be. We thoroughly investigate the accident scene to ensure we do not miss even one detail. We prepare each case as if it were going to trial. Our client’s needs are prioritized.

Many accident attorneys claim to be the best, but do they have the experience? At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., we have spent more than 40 years helping clients seek the compensation they deserve. We collectively recovered more than half a billion in verdicts and settlements.

Contact Our NYC Hit-and-Run Car Victim Advocates Today

If you or a loved one was involved in a hit-and-run accident and sustained a serious injury, contact our New York hit-and-run accident attorneys today. Time is not on your side, so do not waste it! We can help!