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Not every state requires drivers to have uninsured motorist insurance policies, but New York does. That doesn’t mean, however, that all drivers in New York have this kind of coverage, nor can you assume that every driver has basic liability coverage; hence the need for uninsured motorist insurance.

If you are injured in a crash with an uninsured driver or a hit-and-run driver, then you are likely wondering about your options for receiving compensation. This should be a time when you focus on getting better physically and mentally, but unfortunately you’re faced with some legal issues. A personal injury attorney with experience in handling hit-and-run accident cases can explain your options and help you build a claim.

Every legal avenue for securing compensation for medical bills and other costs should be pursued in a hit-and-run case. Compensation may be sought by investigating the accident and identifying the hit-and-run driver. Coverage of your medical expenses and other needs may also be provided by your insurance policy, whether it offers personal injury protection (PIP), uninsured motorist protection or both.

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The problem of pedestrian accidents in New York City is well known. Widespread education efforts and a police crackdown were the focus of media attention earlier this year. Still, pedestrians continue to suffer serious injuries because of driver negligence, and injured parties or their families find themselves in need of legal assistance to reach an appropriate settlement.

Matters are significantly more complicated when a pedestrian has been injured in a hit-and-run accident. This situation tends to leave victims feeling helpless and unsure of their legal options. Even after you have contacted police and filed a report, it may still be necessary to speak with a personal injury attorney about investigating the crash, tracking down the hit-and-run driver, and suing that individual for negligence.

Witness interviews, video from security cameras and evidence from the site of the accident may all be used in efforts to locate and identify the driver who hurt you. However, most people who have suffered a hit-and-run injury are not in a position to gather these kinds of evidence. Again, a legal professional with experience in handling hit-and-run cases can take the necessary steps to help you build a strong claim.

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