New York City is a very busy place, and because of that, hit-and-run accidents are extremely common. Although the advent of technology like cell phones with video options has made catching perpetrators of hit-and-run accidents easier, being victimized by a hit and run driver is still far too common. Most hit-and-run drivers are those who are uninsured, those who are unlicensed, those who are drunk or under the influence of some type of mood altering substance. Some hit-and-run accidents also occur because your you are unfortunately in the way of a perpetrator driving a stolen vehicle, or they may be the result of road rage.
Regardless of the reason for the hit and run, you as the victim have rights. If you’ve been injured on by hit-and-run driver, or if a loved one has been injured or killed, contact a personal injury attorney in Nassau to discuss your case.
You should know that it’s absolutely illegal for anyone to run after they’ve hit someone. The law requires you to stop and provide whatever assistance you can, as well as to call for help, if you hit someone. If you’ve been the victim of someone who engaged in that behavior, you may have a case that can be pursued in court for damages, so that you can receive compensation for pain and suffering, to pay medical bills, and to pay living expenses while you recover from your injuries. If you’re permanently disabled as a result of the accident, you may be able to collect compensation for that, too.
Unfortunately, there’s a high rate of fatal bus accidents involving the curbside bus industry, which is a particular type of hit-and-run accident. While most of these bus drivers do get caught for what they do, increasingly, fatalities are happening. Usually, the drivers involved in these accidents are working for small, inexpensive bus lines, and injuries and fatalities from the steps of the accident is fully seven times that of major commercial operators.
If you’ve been the victim of a hit and run, there is hope. Your New York personal injury lawyer will review your case to make sure he or she knows all the details, and then will agree to represent you without charge by if you have indeed been the victim of such an accident. Whether it happened because of a private driver’s carelessness or because a bus line driver was negligent, you deserve compensation for your pain, suffering and injury. You also deserve compensation to take care of any medical bills you may have on an ongoing basis, as well as to cover for the last of your job, as applicable. Your NYC attorney will not charge you anything up front, but instead will collect a small portion of your settlement or award, usually about a third, as compensation.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a hit-and-run accident, the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, handles car/hit-and-run accident claims throughout Nassau, Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Suffolk. We have collected millions for our clients and we can do the same for you. We invite you to contact us at 516-358-6900 so that we can evaluate your hit-and-run accident claim and provide an estimate of the value of your claim.