Connecticut laws say that leaving the scene of a hit-and-run accident is illegal. However, that unfortunately does not stop some people from fleeing the scene. Here at Beebe and O’Neil, we understand that you want the most compensation you can get, even if the responsible driver has fled.
On the plus side, many people may not know that you can actually still get monetary compensation for your losses even if the driver who hit you is not found. The authorities, witnesses and accident reconstruction workers will do their best to identify potential culprits, but there are some cases in which their efforts do not end with a suspect being caught. In that case, you will need to rely on your uninsured motorist insurance policy.
This type of insurance policy will cover you if the other driver who hits you has either too little insurance, or no insurance at all. This means that it can also be worked to cover the damage done by an absent driver, who you would not be able to pull insurance details from. If the driver is found, you may be able to seek damage compensation directly from them, but knowing that you have a second option may help to relieve some of your stress, as it means that a missing driving does not instantly equate to no financial cushion.
Getting into a car accident is enough of a painful and scary experience. Adding a fleeing driver to the scene will only make things more of a headache. If you have been involved in a hit-and-run accident and cannot find the driver, you may wish to visit our web page to read up on your potential options.