Sadly, there are many hit and run accidents in Ontario each year. These ofen occur in pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents and car accidents. Many times, the police are able to identify, locate and charge the person that fled the accident scnee. Sometimes, however, the at-fault driver is never located and remains unidentified.
For the injured victim, it may initially seem like there is no one that can be sued to compensate for the serious injuries and economic losses sustained as a result of the negligence of the at-fault driver. Fortunately for the injured victim, there is usually compensation available through their own insurance policy, which provides coverage for unidentified vehicles following a hit and run car accident. These types of claims are complicated as the policy is usually only available if there are no other insurance policies available to compensate for the loss. These cases may also present challenges in proving liability.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as the result of a vehicle that fled the accident scene, it is important to speak with an experienced Ontario personal injury lawyer in order to preserve your rights to compensation.
Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer, Andrew Iacobelli, provides complimentary consultations.