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New Haven Hit-and-Run Accident Attorney

Hit-and-run accidents can be devastating. This is particularly true because these incidents can leave crash victims with limited options when it comes to securing compensation. At Jacobs & Jacobs, our dedicated team is here to help when you need a New Haven hit-and-run accident attorney. We have the resources necessary to fully investigate these cases and help clients secure the compensation they are entitled to for their losses. We will work hand-in-hand with your insurance carrier as well as law enforcement agencies so we can determine the best steps forward for your case.

Why Turn to Jacobs & Jacobs for Help With a Hit-and-Run Claim?

  • We know that for a client to make a true recovery, they deserve effective trial advocacy from their attorney as well as empathy and compassion throughout their entire case.
  • At Jacobs & Jacobs, we know that preparation and success go hand-in-hand. We fully prepare each case for trial so that insurance carriers know that we are serious.
  • We handle Newhaven hit-and-run accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that our clients will not have to pay a dime in legal fees until after we recover the compensation they need.

How Will an Attorney Help a Hit-and-Run Accident Case?

Hit-and-run accident cases in New Haven can become challenging for victims, regardless of whether or not the hit-and-run suspect is located. An attorney will be an invaluable asset when it comes to exploring all avenues of compensation in these situations.

An attorney will work with law enforcement officials as they attempt to apprehend the hit-and-run driver. If a hit-and-run driver is located, an attorney will evaluate whether or not the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier will cover the expenses. However, an attorney will also work with the victim’s insurance carrier to ensure that they are receiving all of the compensation available in their policy.

Hit-and-Run Accidents are Devastating for Victims

Data available from the Connecticut Crash Data Repository (CTCDR) shows us that there were more than 112,000 total vehicle collisions across the state during the latest reporting year. In general, most of these collisions involve drivers who stopped at the scene of the crash. However, when a driver flees the scene, this becomes a hit-and-run incident.

To be clear, it is illegal for a driver to flee the scene of an accident. Any person guilty of hit-and-run could face a license suspension and even jail time. Depending on the severity of any injuries caused by the hit-and-run accident, a violator could face a misdemeanor or a felony charge.

When these incidents occur, there are various ways that victims can secure compensation. This can include:

  • Uninsured motorist coverage. If a driver carries uninsured motorist coverage under their own policy, they should be able to use this coverage to pay for medical bills and property damage resulting from the incident.
  • Insurance coverage of the at fault driver. If the hit-and-run driver is apprehended by law enforcement and if they have insurance coverage, then it will be entirely possible to pursue compensation through their insurance carrier.
  • A personal injury lawsuit. If a hit-and-run driver does not have insurance, it may be possible to pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. However, drivers who do not have insurance are unlikely to have the assets that will be needed to pay for vehicle crash expenses.

Reach out to our New Haven Hit-and-Run Lawyer Today

If you or somebody you love has been injured in a hit-and-run accident in or around the New Haven area, reach out to the team at Jacobs & Jacobs for help today. Our attorneys have an array of resources that we can use to help ensure that you are properly cared for and that you secured the compensation you need for your losses. Let our New Haven hit-and-run accident attorneys help you through this today. You can contact us online for a free consultation or calling us at (203) 777-2300.

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