Most Austin drivers know that when they are involved in motor vehicle accidents, they are supposed to stop and speak with the other parties who were involved in their crashes. When they are able, they should exchange insurance and contact information with other drivers and offer support to any victims who may have suffered injuries. While most accidents and their aftermaths proceed in this manner, some victims are left without anyone to speak with because they were harmed in hit-and-run accidents.
Hit-and-run accidents happen when drivers cause motor vehicle accidents but do not stop to render aid to those who they have harmed. Victims of hit-and-run accidents may not know who to pursue for their damages if they do not have any way to track down the responsible parties in their collisions.
Compensation for victims of hit-and-run accidents
Victims of hit-and-run accidents are similar to victims of uninsured motorist accidents. While an uninsured motorist does not have any auto insurance for a victim to pursue after a crash, a hit-and-run driver does not offer their insurance or identity to their victims for use in a post-accident claim. In such situations, hit-and-run victims may have to pursue compensation from their own insurance policies to be compensated for their losses.
Dealing with insurance following a hit-and-run crash
Automobile accidents can be violent and stressful incidents for victims. When they happen, they can leave individuals with extensive medical bills and other worries to contend with. Addressing claims against one’s own insurance or other legal claims against hit-and-run drivers can be hard for any victim to manage on their own. If they choose, victims of hit-and-run collisions can seek the counsel and representation of insurance attorneys for guidance on their specific claims.