One of the only things more infuriating than being hit by a careless or inattentive driver is watching that driver speed off, leaving you injured and alone at the scene of the accident. When hit and run accidents happen, injury victims often feel helpless as they have difficulty identifying the responsible driver. You might be panicking, thinking that you have no options for compensation. You may be confused, wondering exactly how your own insurance can help you in this situation.
While these cases are more difficult than other auto accidents, you still have rights, and you still have options. Many insurance policies have an uninsured motorist (link to uninsured motorist paragraph) option that will cover you in this exact situation. If you’ve been involved in a hit and run accident, the most important thing to do is speak to an experienced attorney who can help you sort out your options.