Hit & Run Auto Accidents
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a hit and run accident, either while driving a vehicle, as a passenger in a vehicle, as a bicyclist, riding a motorcycle, or as a pedestrian, the result can be devastating.
The injuries sustained as a victim of a hit and run accident can result in large medical bills, pain and suffering, disability, or even death. The injuries can also lead to missed time at work, which results in loss of income as well. Your bills don’t stop simply because you have been the victim of a hit and run accident. In fact, you more than likely will have acquired increased bills because of medical treatment received to treat your injuries. You may be wondering what, if anything, you can do to be compensated for your injuries after being the victim of a hit and run accident. If you are like the majority of clients we represent, you may think there is nothing that can be done. This is not always true.
One of the most common misconceptions that the Chicago IL hit and run attorneys at the Law Office of Daniel Goodman, LLC encounter is that if a person is involved in a hit and run accident in Chicago, IL or the surrounding suburbs, that they cannot be compensated for their injuries because the driver of the vehicle that hit them left the scene of the accident. This is not the always the case. Most standard automobile insurance policies carry a type of coverage called Uninsured Motorist’s coverage. This coverage is specifically for accidents that involve uninsured drivers, which include a person who is unidentified because they left the scene of the accident. Uninsured motorist’s coverage also could apply to pedestrians that are involved in hit and run accidents, depending on the policy itself.
Chicago IL hit and run accidents are a sobering reminder that you should also check with your insurance agent to ensure that you have the maximum amount of uninsured motorist’s that you can afford of uninsured motorist’s coverage on your policy. By having this coverage you are protecting yourself and your family in the event you or they are injured by an uninsured driver, or the victim of a hit and run accident. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a Chicago IL hit and run accident or the surrounding suburbs, call our Chicago IL hit and run attorneys today for a no cost, no obligation consultation to find out what coverage may be available to help you get fair compensation.