If you are curious about what happens after a hit and run motorcycle accident, you have come to the right place! Hit and run motorcycle accidents are surprisingly common. In some cases, the motorist makes contact with the motorcyclist. In other cases, the motorcyclist is pushed off the road by the actions of the motorist.
Because motorcycles have a smaller profile than other vehicles on the road, they are more likely to be struck. Most motorists are good citizens and obey the law. They are concerned for the wellbeing of the injured party and stop to check on the motorcyclist and report the accident. But in some cases, motorists leave the scene of the accident. Some stop and then drive off, while others never even slow down, leaving the injured biker helpless in the wake.
The police will respond to the scene of your motorcycle hit and run accident and will write a report. Often, however, these reports do not provide clear indication of exactly what occurred. Still, it is critical to have the police respond to your crash, even if the driver left the scene. This is one way of protecting your legal rights as well as your right to seek proper compensation for property damage, injuries, and pain and suffering.
Why Do I Need Uninsured Motorist Coverage?
Uninsured motorist coverage provides compensation for your injuries and losses, even if the other driver is not insured. It will cover you if the other driver does not carry auto insurance, and it will also provide compensation in cases of hit and run accidents. As a motorcycle accident lawyer, I can tell you that having uninsured motorist insurance is critical.
In addition to providing compensation in cases of hit and run, UM/UIM insurance will provide compensation in case the insurance policy carried by the negligent driver is not sufficient. If your injuries and losses are severe, the insurance policy held by the offending driver may provide far less compensation than you are entitled to. In such cases, this coverage can be a lifesaver.
In the case of a hit and run driver, uninsured motorist insurance will provide the financial coverage you need for your injuries. This insurance tends to be inexpensive, but can provide such peace of mind! No one wants to battle it out with the insurance company for medical expenses, and this is a great form of coverage to provide for you in the event of a hit and run accident. Having personal injury protection is so important to your financial future!
When a hit and run accident occurs, the police will initiate an investigation to try to determine who was driving the vehicle that struck you. Often, despite their best efforts, the police are unable to determine who caused the accident. At the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, we work hand in hand with accident reconstruction experts.
Part of the job of accident reconstruction experts is to determine what happened when your motorcycle accident occurred. But in addition to this, they can also work investigate the crash. Sometimes they are able to get video from nearby businesses or ATM machines in order to better track the person who caused your motorcycle hit and run. These experts can also demonstrate fault in cases in which your motorcycle was not struck, but you were forced off the road.
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Why Do I Need a Hit and Run Accident Lawyer?
Hit and run accidents by their nature are quite complex. It can be difficult to recover compensation when the nature of the accident was obscured, like in cases of hit and run crashes. Having an attorney who has experience with motorcycle hit and run accidents is important. In many cases of hit and runs, the police report is vague and may do little to back up your claims.
In some cases, the insurance company might fight providing any compensation at all when the at fault driver cannot be located. When your medical bills are astronomical and your pain and suffering is great, this can feel like a personal insult. Having an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer on your side puts you in a much better position when it comes to seeking the highest compensation you deserve under the law.
If you have been involved in a hit and run accident and you would like to recover compensation for your injuries, contact the Law Firm of Kass & Moses today. With one simple phone call to our team at 1-800-MOTORCYCLE, you can receive a free case evaluation. We have represented motorcycle accidents for over thirty years, including numerous hit and run cases, and we look forward to working with you.