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What are my compensation options after a hit-and-run accident?

Being injured in a hit-and-run accident can be one of the scariest and most frustrating, uncertain and painful times in a person’s life. In many cases a prompt and thorough investigation can lead to the arrest of the offending driver, but the person who was injured in the crash may still be left wondering how to receive and pay for medical treatment.

While New York law requires drivers to carry insurance, not everyone does, or they don’t carry enough to cover the full cost of injuries resulting from a crash. However, if you have added personal injury protection (PIP) or uninsured motorist coverage (UIM) to your insurance policy, then you may pursue compensation through your own insurance. This can be especially helpful after a hit-and-run collision.

The attorneys of Newman, Anzalone & Newman help hit-and-run accident victims get the compensation they need. We work with clients to explore the full range of relief options. We also conduct thorough investigations to identify the hit-and-run driver. These investigations typically involve interviewing witnesses and obtaining any available evidence at the scene, including security camera footage.

If your auto insurance provides PIP or uninsured motorist coverage, then ideally your auto insurance should begin paying before your health insurance does. Depending on the specific policy, your auto insurance may cover medical bills, in-home rehabilitation, prescriptions and lost wages due to the collision.

Newman, Anzalone & Newman pursue all available means of compensation for our clients. To learn more, please visit our New York hit-and-run injury overview.

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