Being in a car accident can be a stressful and traumatic event. Being involved in a hit and run accident takes that stress up a notch.
In a hit and run accident, insult is added to injury when the hit-and-run driver flees the scene. The good news is that the hit-and-run driver can be held responsible for your damages if you can find them.
Our Bronx hit-and-run accident lawyers will know exactly how to try and locate the hit-and-run driver and pursue them to pay for the damages you suffered.
At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we know hit-and-run accidents and the Bronx like the back of our hands. With 30+ years of experience, we’ve helped clients with every type of personal injury case under the sun.
If you’ve been in a car accident, the chances are high that you’ve suffered injuries and financial losses. The smartest move you can make at that point is to consult with seasoned Bronx car accident lawyers.
At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we treat every client like they are our only client, giving them the care and focused attention they deserve. And we’ve been practicing personal injury law that way for 30 years.
Our results speak volumes. We’ve recovered more than $400 million in verdicts and settlements for victims of personal injury accidents in the Bronx and throughout NYC. Our Bronx personal injury lawyers have been rated by Super Lawyers, earned membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and have top scores on Avvo, one of the most trusted legal rating services.
With our firm on your side, you can expect us to:
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In 2020, there were 39,299 complaints about drivers leaving the accident scene in New York City.
Life in the big city means packed city streets with a multiple of vehicles of all shapes and sizes. The Bronx is no exception, with nearly 18 percent of NYC traffic accidents happening in the Bronx.
Government collected statistics show that there were over 17,000 crashes in the Bronx in 2021. Sadly these accidents resulted in 43 deaths and nearly 8,750 injuries. That adds up to over 50% of crashes resulting in injuries to New Yorkers. Hit-and-run accidents make up a portion of that number.
In New York, if you flee the scene of an accident you have committed a crime. If the accident involved a serious injury, the stakes of fleeing the scene are even higher as you could be charged with a felony.
All drivers involved in a car accident have a duty to stop after an accident. They need to report the accident and exchange relevant contact information with the other people involved in the crash.
Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents are all too common. The innocent drivers involved have to endure the effects of an accident as well as being the victim of a crime.
Like other car accidents, hit-and-runs are caused by the same multitude of things that can go wrong when a human being is behind the wheel in this modern era. Speeding, running red lights,
A person can cause an accident, not realize it, and drive away, illegal u-turns, and so on are old standards. Now add smartphones and other devices to the mix and there are a lot of distracted drivers on the roads.
Other reasons someone may leave the scene after an accident include:
Whether they left the scene in good faith or bad faith, the hit-and-run driver can be held liable if they caused an accident that hurt another person or their property.
The types of injuries caused by a hit-and-run accident will depend on the nature of the crash. Were you hit from behind or the side or head-on, how fast were the cars going, and so on.
Hit-and-run accidents can cause injuries to every part of the body. More common injuries can include:
Being injured in a hit-and-run accident can be physically painful, emotionally taxing, and financially devastating. Treatment, therapy, medicine, none of it is cheap. If the person who hit you fled the scene, who is going to pay for your many expenses?
In theory, the hit-and-run driver can be held liable for the damages caused by the accident. In reality, you have to find them to make this happen. And that could be a tall order.
If the driver can’t be located by the police you have other options. Oftentimes insurance companies will treat hit-and-run accidents like accidents caused by a driver who doesn’t have insurance. So you might be able to file for damages with your insurance company this way.
If you can prove the hit-and-run driver caused the accident, you can also file a property damage claim with your insurance company.
We have answers to all of your questions about hit-and-run accidents. Contact us for a free consultation with one of our Bronx hit-and-run accident lawyers. We’ll identify your options and help you pursue compensation after your crash.