A hit-and-run accident is one of the most frustrating types of collisions that you can experience. On top of the shock, painful injuries, and expenses that you have to deal with, you also face the prospect of never finding the person who caused the accident. For this reason, many hit-and-run victims feel hopeless after an accident and feel like there is no point in pursuing compensation. But you may still have options when it comes to receiving financial recovery for the damages that you have suffered as a result of the wreck. At Mass Injury Group, our Boston car accident lawyers are ready to review your case and help you identify the most promising legal options available to you.
Recently a 64-year old man turned himself in following a hit-and-run accident in Somerville, according to local news reports. The accident happened less than one week prior to when the man turned himself in to the local authorities. The man claimed to be the driver involved in an accident where a pedestrian was hit on McGrath Highway and drug for a long distance. He also surrendered the vehicle that he was driving at the time of the accident, which may serve as critical evidence in any case against him.
The victim in the accident was leaving a local convenience store carrying bags of groceries when the collision happened. The impact was so strong that the victim’s shoes flew off of his feet.
If you were involved in a collision with a hit-and-run driver, you may have a few options when it comes to finding their identity. First, eyewitnesses at the scene may have seen who was driving or be able to provide a description of the vehicle. Even a partial license plate number can be helpful in hunting down a hit-and-run suspect. Next, you can determine whether there is any surveillance footage from the area that may have caught the accident, parts of the accident, or the fleeing driver.
Your own memory can serve as a helpful recollection of what happened and who may be responsible for your injuries. A seasoned personal injury lawyer will be able to help you hunt down any other potentially available types of evidence to determine whether you can find the person who hit you. Your lawyer can also help you make an insurance claim. Your own auto insurance policy should provide coverage for some of your injuries and damages. But insurance companies often try to avoid paying out valid claims and can have you running it circles for what feels like forever.
Call Mass Injury Group now to start taking action and learning about your rights after a hit-and-run accident. The consultation that we offer is free and there is no obligation to continue working with one of our Boston car accident lawyers. This means you do not have anything to lose by contacting us and telling us about your case. To get started, dial (617) 263-0060 or contact us online. Act now because the longer you wait the harder it may be to find evidence related to your accident.