Hit and Run Accidents
Manhattan Car Accident Lawyers Serving New York’s 5 Boroughs
Hit and run accidents change the normal proceedings in a car accident lawsuit. When there is an accident, there is a legal obligation that both drivers remain at the scene of the accident. If someone does not follow the law in these instances, they could be facing serious penalties. In fact, a hit and run is a violation of New York Vehicle and Traffic Law. Section 600 of the vehicle and traffic law gives information on the penalties they could be facing for leaving the scene of an accident without report. If they caused serious injury to the person in the other car, they could be facing a felony charge and be given up to a $5,000 fine.
If you were injured in a hit and run, call 800-SMART-LAW to speak with a car accident lawyer in Manhattan and find out how you can hold the reckless driver responsible.
Criminal & Civil Charges
Not only could the driver who fled the scene be facing criminal charges, but they could be subject to a personal injury lawsuit as well. Whether the hit and run accident was caused by reckless driving, driving under the influence, tired driving, or negligence, you could be entitled to compensation. The team at Segal & Lax could look through the different aspects of your situation and seek to build you a strong case. By proving who was at fault in the accident, you could receive compensation for your injuries and any property damage that was caused.
How to find a hit and run driver:
- Make a note of the model, make, and license plate number, if possible, when hit.
- Speak to any witnesses and exchange contact information
- Write down the time, location, and date of the accident— a traffic camera may have caught the incident on tape
- Take pictures of the accident, paint from the other car may left on your car which could help your case
- Report the incident to the police and provide any info you can about the driver and their vehicle
If you lost a loved one in a hit and run accident, then it is still important that you file a lawsuit. Even though it will undo the damage, it could prevent the same thing from happening to another family, and help you cover any expenses.
Get in Touch With a Manhattan Car Accident Attorney Today!
Please, if you or a loved one was injured, do not waste any time getting in touch with a personal injury lawyer from our team. We have experience not only in hit and run accidents, but all types of motor vehicle accidents. Over the years, we have been able to secure our clients millions of dollars in compensation. We offer a “no recovery, no fee” promise as well as a free case evaluation so you us nothing unless you see results!
You can tell us about the details of your case free of charge and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Contact a Manhattan personal injury attorney from our office today to get started!