Hit and run accident cases can be extremely daunting for the victims of the crash. Massachusetts’ law requires that a driver stay at the scene and provide the other party certain information if a driver is involved in an accident which causes injury to another vehicle, property or person. If you were injured in a hit and run accident, we can help. At The Law Offices of Barry Feinstein & Affiliates, P.C., our seasoned Massachusetts hit and run accident attorneys will work diligently to help you obtain the compensation you are rightfully owed. We understand the serious emotional, physical and financial toll an auto accident can have on a family, which is why we will aggressively advocate for you each step of the way.
Earlier this month, a 20-year-old La Salle Academy female graduate was killed in a tragic rollover accident in Boston. Sadly, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. One other female passenger was also injured in the crash but is expected to survive. According to law enforcement, a 22-year-old man caused the wreck when he was speeding in his Mazda, hit a curb, rolled over and crashed onto the street hitting several-parked cars and a cement planter before flipping over. Both passengers had their seat belt on and were hanging upside down in the car when emergency workers reached them. The driver had bolted from the scene before police got there but was found approximately 8 hours later and placed under arrest. He was charged with, among other things, leaving the scene of an accident after causing personal injury and leaving the scene of an accident after causing property damage.
Drivers may be tempted to flee the scene of an accident for a number of reasons ranging from panic, to outstanding warrants, to not having insurance. Under MGL c. 90 s. 24 (2), a Massachusetts driver who knowingly collides with or causes injury to another vehicle, property or person, must provide the following information to the injured party before leaving the scene of the accident: name, residence and registration number of their motor vehicle. In fact, it is against the law to leave the scene of a crash without providing this information or calling 911 if someone has been injured.
If the hit and run car driver is able to be identified, you will be able to seek compensation from the at-fault party through a personal injury claim. If the fleeing driver cannot be located, then the victim of the hit and run accident would be able to bring a claim to their insurance company for uninsured motorist (UM) benefits. Passengers, pedestrians and bicycle riders can also turn to their own insurer for UM benefits provided they have such coverage.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a hit and run accident, you need to reach out to our seasoned Massachusetts hit and run attorneys immediately. At The Law Offices of Barry Feinstein & Affiliates, P.C., we will thoroughly investigate your claim and provide you with an honest assessment of your claim. In the aftermath of an accident, we know you need answers you can depend on. You can rest assured that we have the skills and experience that is needed to try and track down the at-fault driver and hold him or her accountable. For a free consultation about your case, please call us today at 1-800-262-9200 or contact us online.