Boston Hit and Run Accident Lawyer
The Boston hit and run accident attorneys at Rawson Merrigan & Litner, LLP have the experience to successfully pursue Massachusetts hit and run cases. We understand that you need compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages and other expenses incurred because of the accident, and we want to help you recover it.
A hit and run accident can be even more traumatic than a regular car accident. It is certainly more frustrating when trying to recover compensation for the accident. But you still have rights, even if it is not possible to contact the person who hit your vehicle.
Why Choose Rawson Merrigan & Litner, LLP for a Hit and Run Case?
- At Rawson Merrigan & Litner, LLP, we have extensive experience helping injury victims secure the compensation they deserve, including victims injured in hit and run accidents.
- Personal injury law is our main focus, and personal service is our commitment. We are dedicated to helping injury victims get through difficult times.
- Our Boston hit and run accident attorneys know how to get insurance companies to pay bills in a timely manner, and we will make sure that all of your claims are submitted appropriately.
- Hit and run accident victims in Boston will not pay any legal fees to our attorneys until after we obtain the compensation they are entitled to.
How Will an Attorney Help in a Hit and Run Case?
Hit and run accident cases, by their nature, are very complicated. In some cases, a hit and run driver is located by law enforcement officials, but that is not always what happens. When somebody flees the scene of a crash, determining liability can be challenging, especially when dealing with insurance carriers that do not want to pay out any settlement at all.
A skilled accident lawyer in Boston can use their resources to:
- Obtain all evidence needed to prove liability for the accident
- Obtain and review all insurance policies to ensure that their client is properly compensated, per the terms of the policy
- Submit all claims to the insurance carriers and appropriately draft a demand letter that includes the true costs of the incident
How Do Hit and Run Accidents Happen?
Hit and run accidents can happen in many situations. You can be struck by a car, truck, bus, taxi or motorcycle. While motor vehicle crashes are very common, you can also be injured if you are any of the following:
Speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Boston to understand what damages you can recover in Massachusetts.
Common Hit and Run Accident Injuries
Hit and run accidents regularly cause severe injuries in and around the Boston area. When we look at data available from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, we can see that there were more than 4,400 total crashes within the city limits during the latest reporting year we have on file. This does not include all of the accidents that occurred just outside of the city limits.
Unfortunately, hit and run accidents are much more common than most people realize. These crashes can result in severe injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Open head wounds
- Spinal cord trauma with paralysis
- Other severe back or neck injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Crush injuries or amputations
- Severe lacerations or puncture wounds
Massachusetts is one of a dozen states across the country that operates under a no-fault car insurance system. This means that drivers turn to their own insurance carriers for compensation, regardless of which party caused the accident. This has certain benefits and drawbacks. One benefit is that those injured due to a hit and run driver will generally be able to receive compensation in the aftermath of the collision without having to worry about the insurance carrier putting up a fight because the other driver could not be located.
Recovering Damages for a Hit and Run
Seeking compensation in a hit and run case is much like seeking compensation when hit by an uninsured motorist. We can make a claim with your auto insurance and coordinate Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and Medical Payments (Med Pay) coverage. If you are 50 percent or less at fault, your automobile insurance premiums will not be affected.
Unfortunately, the no-fault insurance system in Massachusetts does not allow for injured drivers to obtain coverage for their pain and suffering damages or other non-monetary losses unless certain thresholds for the accident are met. If the hit and run crash resulted in more than $2,000 in reasonable medical expenses or certain serious injuries, it is possible to pursue compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier.
Speak With a Lawyer Today
Call our Boston or Greenfield, Massachusetts offices at (617) 348-0988 or contact us online. Your personal injury consultation is free.