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Hit and Run Accident Victims Can Still Get Compensation

By Hochheiser & Hochheiser, LLP  Mar. 16, 2011 7:11p

A person who has caused an accident or has hit something, whether it is a person, another car or some other piece of property, is, by law, supposed to stop and see if anyone is injured and render assistance if so. He should call the police and report the accident and give his contact information as well as driver information to the other party. If it was strictly property damage, then he is obligated to take responsibility as well. If the victim of the damage is not present, then one should leave their contact information with an explanation as to what occurred.

What a Hit and Run Victim Can Do

Even if you were hit and injured by a driver in the Manhattan or surrounding area, and the driver left the scene of the accident, it is still possible for you to receive compensation for your injuries. The Motor Vehicle Indemnification Corporation (MVAIC) is an organization that exists to help individuals who are victims of hit and run accidents or with accidents involving uninsured motorists. To file a claim, you have to have reported the incident to authorities within 24 hours.

It would be in your best interests to work with a Manhattan personal injury attorney to help you with the claim. At Hochheiser & Hochheiser LLP, we can help you through the process of filing the claim so you can receive compensation for medical bills relating to any injuries you may have sustained. You should not have to suffer any more than is absolutely necessary due to someone else's irresponsible actions.

Contact a Manhattan hit and run lawyer in our office to set up a free consultation and we will review the details of your case.

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