Car accidents are a devastating experience. In some cases, the worst type are those that involve a hit and run situation. It is especially difficult to secure compensation for the victim following a hit and run accident in Indiana. It is highly recommended they speak with Indianapolis injury lawyers to pursue funds for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and emotional distress.
Leaving the Scene
It is Indiana law that if an individual causes an accident resulting in injury, death, or entrapment of a vehicle, the individual must stop and wait for authorities. Unfortunately, fear and other factors can come into play after an accident that causes the offending driver to flee the scene. This can complicate matters if the victim has been badly injured and must carry the full financial weight of his or her impairment.
Compensating the Victim
It is important to contact your insurance provider directly after the accident. it is possible you will be able to receive compensation under the “uninsured motorist” portion of your policy. If this portion of your policy contains coverage for hit and run situations, you could pursue compensation under this clause. In some cases, an insurance provider may need the name of the person who caused the accident, because you may not have this information, you may not be able to make this type of claim.
Under Indiana law, an insurance provider must offer a hit and run policy, it may be contained in the “unknown driver”, “under-insured driver”, or “uninsured driver” portion of a policy. The only way to not have this type of insurance is to formally waive it when the policy is purchased.
If you’ve been hurt in any kind of car wreck, it is highly recommended you contact the lawyers with the Ken Nunn Law Office. Our knowledgeable and courteous staff will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to pursue the maximum compensation after a hit and run accident. Please contact us for a free consultation regarding your personal injury case.