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Hartford Personal Injury Lawyer - Farmington, Waterbury, New Britain, Willimantic, Bloomfield, Berlin, Southbury  What If ... Car Accidents

Your Question:

    The car that hit me took off.

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Our Answer:

    Connecticut motor vehicle law requires that drivers in a car accident involving personal injuries to stop, give help and  provide identification.  Unfortunately, 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.

    Contact 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.  If 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 claim.  

    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 Motorists.

    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 accidents.

    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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