Connecticut motor vehicle law requires that drivers
in a car accident involving personal injuries to stop,
give help and provide
people sometimes break this law. Maybe they do so
because they are already breaking a law (they are driving
a stolen car, they have been drinking, they have no
license or insurance).
Sometimes people just panic after an auto accident.
our Hartford car accident lawyers if you are struck by a car
that flees the scene. You may still be compensated for
your personal injury.
you, or a family member living in your household, has an
automobile insurance policy, that policy most likely will
cover your hit and run car accident insurance
This insurance coverage is generally
provided under the policy’s Uninsured / Underinsured
Motorist (called "UM" for short) provisions.
To see how UM works, please
see our What If ... section about Uninsured
Sometimes the other leaves the
car at the scene
but the driver takes off after the car accident, probably because it was not his or
her car. UM coverage applies to these types of car
We had a case at where the other driver stole our client's
car in Hartford and while driving away hit and seriously injured our
client. Our client's insurance company did not want
to cover his injuries. Our client in fact had gone
to another attorney first and was told he did not have a
case. As Connecticut personal injury lawyers, our
instincts told us this did not seem right. And as we
felt this certainly was not fair to our client, our law
firm fought for him.
We pointed out to the
insurance company that their refusal to pay for this auto
accident claim did not make
sense because if the thief —
obviously an uninsured motorist —had
hit a complete stranger, that person's automobile policy
UM provisions would cover the accident. Why should
not our own client's policy cover him when his own stolen
car injures him?
We sued the insurance
company for personal injury on behalf of our client.
The insurance company gave in and compensated our client
in full for his injuries from this Hartford car accident.. The company knew we were determined to
have our client compensated for his personal injury. The
company recognized we had the skill to forcefully explain to a court how it did not make sense for the company to
refuse to pay this automobile accident insurance claim.
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