Wondering what your rights are if you have been injured in a car accident caused by a hit-and-run driver? All accidents are stressful, but hit-and-run accidents can be far more difficult, especially where serious injuries occur. Rest assured, however, because an experienced Ontario injury lawyer can help you obtain the insurance coverage you are legally entitled to receive.
As an injury and car accident lawyer, we regularly encounter hit-and-run accidents, or other scenarios where insurance coverage may be limited. Even in hit-and-run accidents, it is often possible to recover adequate compensation for your losses. This often involves claims for unidentified motorist insurance coverage. To learn more about how we can help you and your family following a hit-and-run accident, call us for a FREE CONSULTATION at 416-900-1070 or complete our contact form here. We help the seriously injured throughout Ontario and we may be able to help you.
The York Regional Police are asking for the assistance of the public in identifying the driver and/or vehicle involved in a pedestrian accident that occurred in the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville on Wednesday, October 11, 2012, at approximately 10 pm.
This hit-and-run pedestrian accident involved a 32-year-old woman. The female pedestrian was walking on Main Street, crossing at Ninth Line in the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville when she was struck by a vehicle. The unidentified driver did stop after the accident, but did not provide any information to the victim before departing the scene. The female pedestrian was also assisted by a man who may have witnessed the incident.
The victim of this hit-and-run pedestrian accident sustained serious injuries. Iacobelli Law Firm offers its support to the woman who was injured in this Stouffville pedestrian accident. We hope that she will make a quick and complete recovery.
This pedestrian accident in Whitchurch-Stouffville, raises important issues and questions about the rights of a victim to make insurance claims for losses following a hit-and-run accident. Many people incorrectly believe that, if a vehicle flees the scene and is never located or identified, their benefits are limited to statutory accident benefits. In fact, often following a hit and run accident, the victim may be entitled to compensation by making a claim for unidentified motorist coverage through their own insurance policy. This is completely different coverage from the accident benefits that are available to all accident victims. Unidentified motorist coverage is insurance that is in place in the event that someone is injured by a vehicle that leaves the scene and is never identified.
An experienced Ontario injury lawyer can help you pursue a claim for unidentified vehicles or other insurance beenefits, which may be available to you following a hit-and-run accident. Accessing the uninsured motorist insurance coverage following a hit-and-run accident in Ontario is complex, and it is important to speak with a personal injury lawyer without delay in order to preserve your rights to compensation.
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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.