Hit and Run Accidents: No Driver, No Recovery? This Common Belief May Not Always Be True.

A tow truck driver was severely injured overnight on I-70. As the truck driver was preparing to tow a disabled vehicle on the shoulder, a semi-tractor trailer failed to move over, striking the tow truck driver. The semi left the scene following the accident and still has not been located.

Hit-and-run accidents occur far too often. The AAA Foundation reports that approximately 11% of all reported accidents involve at least one driver leaving the scene, and approximately 60% of fatally injured victims are pedestrians.

Many times, when a person is injured or tragically killed in a hit-and-run accident, the injured party or the victim's family may assume if the at fault driver leaves the scene, there is no one to seek compensation from. This is not the case. Even if the driver involved in the accident is never located, you may still have coverage under your own automobile insurance, or your employer's commercial automobile policy. Many individual and business insurance policies do have coverage for hit and run accident losses, known as uninsured coverage. Never make the mistake of assuming that you cannot be compensated for your injuries and associated medical costs if you're involved in a hit and run accident.

The attorneys at Tabor Law Firm are experienced representing victims of hit and run accidents, and have successfully helped numerous individuals and families recover compensation for their losses. In the unfortunate event that you are injured by a hit and run driver, contact us today for a free case evaluation.

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