For over 15 years, our dedicated team of attorneys at Dalbir Singh & Associates, P.C. has been successfully handling personal injury claims, including hit and run accidents. We are committed to fighting on your behalf to seek fair compensation for your injuries, while providing compassionate care and attention to your case.
If you have been injured in a hit and run accident, our attorneys at Dalbir Singh & Associates, P.C. will carefully review the details of your case and determine the most effective approach to help you recover compensation for your injuries. With our extensive experience and expertise in personal injury law, we are dedicated to advocating for your case with utmost diligence.
A hit and run accident occurs when a person, motor vehicle, or object is struck by another vehicle, and the responsible party flees the scene without stopping to provide identification, insurance, and contact information.
New York Statute of Limitations
According to the statute of limitations, you have three years to file a claim following a hit and run accident. If the statute of limitations has expired, your claim is likely to be dismissed. In the case of a wrongful death lawsuit, you have two years to file your claim.
Under the New York No-Fault Law, any injured party involved in a motor vehicle accident is entitled to receive compensation of up to $50,000 for medical expenses, lost earnings, and other injury-related costs, regardless of fault.
MVAIC Statute of Limitations for Hit and Run Accidents
According to the Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation (MVAIC) statute of limitations, you have 90 days to file a Notice of Intention following a hit and run accident.
Vehicle and Traffic Law - VAT 600-1a
This law stipulates that in accidents involving only property damage and no injuries, the driver of the motor vehicle must provide their license and insurance information to the affected party. If the affected party is not present, the at-fault driver must report the incident to a judicial officer or the nearest police station.
Vehicle and Traffic Law - VAT 600-1b
This section of the law states that in accidents resulting in injuries, the driver of the motor vehicle must exchange their license and insurance information with the other involved parties, as well as any present police officer at the scene. If no police officer is present, the driver must report the incident at the nearest police station.
New York Insurance Law 5217
According to this law, your uninsured motorist coverage is applicable if your injuries occurred due to "physical contact" with the hit and run driver's vehicle.
In addition to the driver who fled the scene, you may also hold other parties responsible for your injuries and damages if they contributed to the accident. These parties may include:
Other drivers, cyclists, or pedestrians
Employers of negligent parties
For expert guidance and legal representation in your hit and run accident case, we encourage you to contact our dedicated team of attorneys for a consultation.
In New York, being a no-fault state, your medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related expenses will typically be covered by your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) policy.
If your PIP coverage is insufficient to cover your medical and hospital costs, you may be eligible for additional compensation through your mandatory uninsured motorist coverage, which applies specifically in hit and run situations.
If you or a household member sustained injuries in the accident but do not have auto or household insurance, you can seek compensation through the Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation (MVAIC). This corporation assists individuals, including drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists, who have been struck by uninsured drivers, helping them obtain no-fault benefits up to $50,000.
Furthermore, you may file a claim against other parties that contributed to your injuries. For instance, if your airbag failed to deploy during the accident, you can file a claim against the car manufacturer.
After a hit and run accident, you can seek compensation for various types of damages, including:
Economic damages:This includes medical and hospital expenses, future medical care costs, lost earnings, property damage, and accident-related household expenses.
Non-economic damages:These encompass pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life.
At Dalbir Singh & Associates, P.C., our dedicated lawyers will assist you in gathering the necessary evidence to support your claim and work tirelessly to negotiate the maximum compensation for your injuries. We are committed to fighting for your rights and helping you through this challenging time.
A hit and run accident in New York City occurs when a driver involved in a collision leaves the scene without stopping to provide their information or render aid as required by law.
If you are involved in a hit and run accident in New York City, try to gather as much information as possible, such as the license plate number, make and model of the vehicle, and any other identifying details. Report the incident to the police immediately and seek medical attention for any injuries.
Yes, you may still be able to pursue compensation if you are injured in a hit and run accident. Uninsured motorist coverage or other avenues may provide coverage for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney is crucial in these cases.
Penalties for hit and run drivers in New York City can be severe. They may face criminal charges, fines, license suspension or revocation, and potential imprisonment depending on the circumstances of the accident.
Identifying the driver who fled the scene in a hit and run accident can be challenging. However, eyewitnesses, surveillance cameras, and evidence at the scene of the accident may help in identifying the responsible party. Working with an attorney can also aid in investigating the incident.
If the hit and run driver is never found, you may still have options for seeking compensation. Your own insurance coverage, such as uninsured motorist coverage, may provide benefits to help compensate for your injuries and damages.
Yes, it is important to report a hit and run accident to your insurance company as soon as possible. Promptly notifying them of the incident can help protect your rights and ensure that you meet any reporting requirements specified in your policy.
An experienced personal injury attorney can assist you with a hit and run accident case by conducting a thorough investigation, gathering evidence, working with law enforcement, communicating with insurance companies, and advocating for your rights to seek fair compensation for your injuries and losses.
Yes, if the hit and run driver is found, you may still be able to file a personal injury claim against them to seek compensation for your injuries and damages. Consulting with an attorney is essential to navigate the legal process effectively.
Finding the right attorney for your hit and run accident case in New York City is crucial. Look for attorneys with experience in personal injury law, specifically handling hit and run cases. Seek recommendations, read client reviews, and schedule consultations to find the attorney who best meets your needs.
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