Unfortunately, situations arise when someone causes a crash, and they leave the scene. It could be for numerous reasons, such as if the driver doesn’t have insurance or they were intoxicated. New York law states that drivers must exchange license and insurance information with each other to determine fault and compensation. A hit and run can complicate this situation.
As a driver who suffers injuries in a hit and run, proving liability is crucial to obtaining compensation. Working with a lawyer can help. Below, we provide you with some tips to follow that can help you understand the ways to prove hit-and-run accidents.
Report the Accident
Making specific phone calls after an accident can help you through the process. You can speak with a lawyer about your case. Leaving the scene of the accident is also a criminal action, so ensure you report the incident to the local law enforcement.
Finally, report the crash to your insurance company. Uninsured motorist coverage can help cover some of the losses you experience in a hit-and-run accident. Our team will work with you to help you navigate the rest of the legal matters.
Take Photos of Your Damage
To help your case, take photos that show damage to your vehicle and any visible injuries you may sustain. Proving that the negligent driver caused you to suffer an injury can help you seek compensation. A lawyer can show how severe your damages are and what you need to maximize the amount you may recover.
At Faraci Lange, LLP, we work to help victims of hit-and-run accidents. We know that severe injuries can arise when someone else is negligent on the road. We make it a point to help those in need, and our car accident attorneys go above and beyond to safeguard your rights. Let us give you a voice when someone else causes you harm and leaves the accident scene.
For a free case evaluation, call our firm today at (888) 997-4110.