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 reprehensible conduct, 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 30 years of experience helping car crash victims. We take the time to get to know you and how best to help your case.
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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.
Steps to take after a hit and run:
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.
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 vehicle 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 clients’ needs are prioritized.
Many accident attorneys claim to be the best, but do they have the experience? At The Perecman Firm, we have spent more than 30 years helping clients seek the compensation they deserve. We collectively recovered more than $350 million in verdicts and settlements.
If you or a loved one was involved in a hit and run accident and sustained serious injury, call our New York personal injury attorneys today. Time is not on your side, so do not waste it! We can help!
The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $350 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.
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