Our firm has handled numerous hit-and-run automobile collisions. Although it is illegal, many times an at-fault driver may flee the scene before the police arrive or before you are able to acquire his or her personal information. If this occurs, you may be able to seek recovery under your own car insurance or the insurance coverage of a relative that resides with you.
In Georgia, unless you specifically decline uninsured motorist/underinsured motorist coverage then your policy is intended to cover you in the event that an uninsured driver causes you to suffer property damage or bodily injury. If you did not decline uninsured motorist coverage, the Georgia Uninsured Motorist Act, requires your insurance company to provide coverage if you are injured in a hit-and-run accident or when the at-fault driver leaves the scene and is never identified.
Hit and run collisions are no different from typical automobile collisions when it comes to identifying the type of recovery that you may seek. When injured due to a hit-and-run accident, you may be entitled to:
Current and future medical expenses
Loss of future earning capacity
Pain and suffering
Loss of enjoyment of life
Loss of intimacy and support
Please feel free to contact our office if you or a family member has been injured in a hit-and-run accident to discuss the options that you may have in seeking recovery.