Although every type of Boston car accident leads to some pain, stress, and expense, a hit-and-run accident can leave the victim wondering if they have any hope of receiving the compensation they would otherwise deserve. There are many reasons why someone would flee the scene of the accident, such as being intoxicated, panicking, or having a warrant out for their arrest. But none of these are legitimate excuses. If you were hurt in a hit-and-run crash in Boston, you should speak to a lawyer about your options. Although it may seem hopeless, there are certain steps you can take to receive financial support and to potentially find the person who caused the accident.
Recently, police located a vehicle of interest that may have been involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident that happened in Boston’s Charlestown neighborhood in January 2021 around 11:30 am. The hit-and-run driver hit a pedestrian who tragically died from her accident-related injuries, according to local reports. Her body was found a mile away from where she was initially struck.
If you are hurt in a hit-and-run, one of the first things you should do is call the police and let them know what happened. Keep track of any information that you think can help you identify the driver of the other vehicle. This includes the make and model of the vehicle, the color, unique identifying marks like bumper stickers, and as much of the license plate as you can remember. The police will begin canvassing for the fleeing driver as well as locating any potential witnesses who may be able to provide additional identifying information. The police can also access local video surveillance footage if any businesses in the area use it.
When it comes to compensation, you can file a claim with your insurance company for benefits. Insurance companies can be extremely difficult to work with, especially if they want to avoid paying you any compensation. Understanding insurance policies is a difficult process that usually winds up in more confusion and headaches. Working with a lawyer can help you take the guesswork out of this process so that you know exactly how much compensation your insurer owes you. And if the insurance company tries to play games or hardball, your lawyer can respond on your behalf and ensure that they are playing by the rules.
If you are able to locate the hit-and-run driver, they may face criminal charges for their careless actions. Regardless of what happens in the criminal justice system, you can bring a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your injuries and expenses. This includes medical bills, estimated medical care costs, lost earnings, reduced earning capacity, reduced quality of life, and more. Your lawyer can also conduct an investigation to try and locate the hit-and-run driver, as well as locating any key evidence that can support your insurance claim.
Don’t let a hit-and-run accident leave you feeling hopeless. Take action today by calling Mass Injury Group for a free and confidential consultation. There is no obligation to proceed when you speak with us, so you have nothing to lose and only knowledge to gain. Find out how a Boston car accident lawyer can help you by dialing 617-263-0060 now or contacting us online.