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Were you involved in a serious hit and run pedestrian accident? Watch this video to learn how to protect your rights and maximize your recovery.
What happens if a vehicle hit me and then drove off?
Sometimes we will have a client say, “I was a pedestrian and I got hit by a car, but the car didn’t stay at the scene and I tried to get the tag, but I couldn’t.” Whether there are witnesses or not, it’s important for you to know that you still may indeed have a claim, even if an investigation cannot determine who caused that hit and run. It’s important for you to know that if you own a motor vehicle or you reside with a relative that owns a motor vehicle, there may be available insurance coverage under their motor vehicles, that either you own or they own, that would protect you in that event. That’s what’s called uninsured motorist coverage, which applies when a pedestrian gets struck by a motor vehicle. In fact, it even applies if the pedestrian is forced to take evasive action and is not actually even struck by that vehicle.
First and foremost, we’re going to make sure that the insurance company is put on notice of that claim. You need to do everything that you need to do to document that that injury occurred. That could be by contacting the police, ensuring that if there are any witnesses there that you try to get their names and information to document that indeed that incident did occur, and then get your medical care and treatment, and lastly come to talk to us so that we can try to help and determine if there is available insurance under your uninsured motorist or a resident relative’s uninsured motorist to protect you and to allow you to receive compensation for your injuries.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured while walking in Florida and have questions about hit and run pedestrian accidents?
Contact our dedicated Clearwater pedestrian accident lawyers at Perenich Law Injury Attorneys today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation.
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