The aftermath of a car accident can be a challenging process fraught with long-term physical, emotional, and financial consequences. Massachusetts hit-and-run accidents only exacerbate these challenges. After a hit-and-run accident, the victim may experience a delay in emergency treatment, thereby possibly resulting in worsening injuries. Further, the victim most likely does not know the identity of the at-fault party, which may make a full recovery difficult.
Under Massachusetts law, a hit-and-run accident refers to situations where a driver gets into an injury or property damage-causing accident and fails to stop and provide their identifying information to the victim or authorities. A hit-and-run accident can stem from various negligent behaviors; however, the failure to stop increases the likelihood of serious injuries. While there are many reasons people fail to stop, rarely does a driver fail to realize that they got into an accident.
These accidents can cause injuries to other motorists, bystanders, and pedestrians. For instance, Massachusetts police are investigating a serious hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian. According to reports, the officers responded to an accident scene where they discovered a man lying on the sidewalk. Emergency responders transported the victim, who was suffering serious injuries, to a local hospital. Authorities are looking for the driver of an orange Subaru with damage to the front.
Although Massachusetts no-fault insurance laws mean that victims must file a claim with their insurance providers in some situations, the coverage may not adequately cover a person’s losses. Generally, the victim may attempt to recover compensation from the at-fault driver in those cases. However, in hit-and-run cases, this process can be lengthy and fruitless. An attorney is a valuable asset in helping a victim identify all potentially liable parties and recover the appropriate damages. A Massachusetts injury lawyer can investigate a claim by working with law enforcement, medical experts, and forensic analysts to identify the driver.
Further, an experienced attorney can quantify the amount of damages the victim or their family suffered. Damages in these cases may include emergency medical treatment costs, property damage, rehabilitation expenses, lost wages and benefits, pain and suffering, loss of companionship or consortium losses, and reasonable funeral and burial costs. However, it is important that accident victims contact an attorney as soon as possible to avoid missing the state’s time limit for filing a claim.
Have You Suffered Injuries in a Massachusetts Hit-and-Run Accident?
If you or someone you love has suffered severe injuries or died in a Boston car accident, contact The Law Offices of Barry Feinstein And Affiliates P.C. for help with your claim. The Massachusetts accident attorneys at our firm have over 25 years of experience successfully resolving claims on behalf of accident victims and their families. Our law firm represents clients in an array of matters, including those stemming from Massachusetts auto accidents, slip-and-fall claims, construction site accidents, defective or dangerous medical products or devices, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect cases and wrongful death lawsuits. Contact our team at 800-262-9200 to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney at our office.