A 14-year old boy on a joyride smashed into five parked cars before being apprehended by the police. It could have been worse; no one was hurt.
What happens if someone is hurt by a stolen car or a car being operated without the owner’s permission? What can the injured person do to obtain compensation in the event of being hit by a stolen car?
Fortunately New York State has seen fit to protect its residents by creating the Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation (MVAIC). The Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation provides comprehensive compensation to innocent victims of accidents, who through no fault of their own, were involved in motor vehicle accidents caused by:
- Hit & Run Motor Vehicles;
- Stolen Motor Vehicles;
- Uninsured Motor Vehicles;
- Motor Vehicles operated without the permission of the owner; as well as several other situations.
What Benefits Are Available?
The Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation will pay to any qualified person, no-fault benefits, up to $50,000.00 for hospital, surgical, medical, dental, prescription drug expenses and other economic losses including lost earnings. In addition MVAIC will also compensate the accident victim for injuries caused by the accident (please note that not every injury is compensable). A maximum sum of $25,000.00 is available to any one person injured in any one accident and $50,000.00 in the event of death. The $25,000/$50,000 is in addition to the no-fault coverage provided for medical bills and lost wages.
If you or a loved one has been hurt by the driver of a stolen car, an uninsured driver or a hit-and-run driver, call our New York car accident lawyers at (718) 993-9999 as soon as possible. Our car accident attorneys, have been representing people who have been hurt for more than 20 years.
Our offices are conveniently located in the Bronx, Queens and Manhattan. Consultations are free, we will work around your schedule and we speak Spanish. Call us today at (718) 993-9999, so that we can go to work for you.