Being in an accident is a traumatizing experience in itself; if the driver who hits you then flees the scene, the episode can be that much more trying. In fact, you may be panicked about what will happen next, including how you will pay your many car accident-associated expenses if the other driver cannot be located.

If you’ve been in a hit-and-run collision in Boston, we recommend calling our Boston car accident lawyer as soon as possible. We can help you to understand liability and how to recover compensation.

Compensation after a Hit-and-Run Accident

In Massachusetts, there are four types of car insurance that are required. These are:

  • Personal injury protection (PIP) coverage, which pays for injuries sustained by you or others in your vehicle after a crash, regardless of fault;
  • Bodily injury to others, which pays for harm that others sustain as a result of your fault;
  • Damage to someone else’s property; and
  • Bodily injury caused by an uninsured auto, which helps to pay for your damages in the event that the driver who hit you is uninsured or underinsured.

Based on the required insurance types, you can take comfort in knowing that even if the at-fault driver is not located after a hit and run, your PIP coverage will pay for your damages regardless of fault up to your policy limit. In fact, because Massachusetts is a no-fault car insurance state, you are not even allowed to file a claim against another driver unless you suffer serious injuries.

In the event that you do suffer harm that warrants a claim against the other driver, but the driver cannot be located, then your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage should kick in to pay for damages. Keep in mind that there are also other coverage types that may be part of your policy that could compensate you.

We Help You Maximize Your Settlement Amount

As stated above, typically the biggest concern after being in an accident with a hit-and-run driver is that there will not be enough car insurance available to cover a victim’s injuries. When you work with the office of Lovenberg & Associates, P.C., our lawyers will open an investigation to track down the hit-and-run driver. However, even if the driver is located, there is a strong chance that they will not have insurance, or not have enough insurance, to cover your injuries; indeed, this is one of the primary reasons that drivers flee the scene.

Our lawyers will explore all insurance options available to you and aggressively negotiate for a settlement that reflects the extent of damages you have suffered.

Boston Car Accident Lawyer

As skilled investigators, negotiators, and litigators, our Boston car accident lawyers are who you want representing you in your claim for damages. If you’ve been in a hit-and-run accident, let us help you get the compensation you deserve. Reach us today at 617-973-9500 or send us a message to request your free consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis.