New York Uninsured Motorist Claims
Unfortunately, not every driver on the road complies with the mandatory liability insurance requirements imposed upon him. These are uninsured motor vehicles. Still others wrongfully leave the scene of an accident without reporting it to the appropriate authorities. Leaving the scene of an accident without reporting the accident is commonly known as a hit and run accident, and is a crime. In that event, the injured party may pursue a New York uninsured mot
When you or a loved one is injured in a car crash by an uninsured car, or by a hit and run driver, you may still be entitled to compensation. If you have the appropriate uninsured motorist coverage on a car you own or on a car that a family member that you reside with owns, you may make a claim directly against your insurance company for the compensation you would have otherwise been entitled to from the hit and run car or the uninsured car.
If you do not, or a family member that you reside with does not, own a motor vehicle that has uninsured motorist coverage you still may be entitled to compensation by making a claim against the appropriate State Agency that insures against such losses.
In New York State, the Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation (MVAIC) is the agency that provides certain benefits and compensation to the victim of a hit and run accident or an uninsured car that was at fault for the accident. There are strict time limitations that must be complied with in order to make such a claim. It is, therefore, important you immediately report the accident to the police and contact a competent lawyer to protect your rights.
Protecting You and Your Family in the Case of a Hit and Run Accident
A hit and run accident may occur as a result of a car crash, or when a car hits a pedestrian and leaves the scene without reporting the accident. These accidents may result in serious injury or even death. As a result of not being able to identify the car that caused the hit and run accident, there is no available liability insurance to compensate the injured person for their injuries. It is therefore, important to protect yourself and your family and have adequate uninsured motorist coverage on the car you own.
Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured in an accident by an uninsured vehicle or hit and run, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.