Hit and Run Accidents
Many drivers in Massachusetts have been involved in a “fender bender” or two. Massachusetts roads are routinely packed with people, and sometimes the old and narrow roadways make navigating the streets with other cars a challenge. Accidents are frustrating and can be time consuming. However, an especially frustrating and difficult kind of accident is a hit and run. A hit and run accident is the term used when a driver flees the scene of an accident. The driver of each car is required to stop under Massachusetts law when an auto accident occurs. They are also required to exchange information with either the driver of the other vehicle or the owner of the property that was damaged in the accident.
When a driver flees the scene of an accident, not only are they committing a crime, but they are also making it more challenging for the other party in the accident to be compensated for any injuries or property damage he or she sustained in the accident. Fortunately for victims of hit and run accidents, most insurance policies in Massachusetts have provisions that provide coverage for claims against hit and run drivers.
Hit and run accidents are often accidents that involve a car hitting another car, a person, or other property. Sometimes they are caused by a drunk driver; other times they are caused by someone without insurance who is afraid to leave information or face the owner of the property that they have damaged. However, a hit and run accident does not always involve two cars colliding. A hit and run can also refer to a situation when a car causes another car, other automobile, or bicycle to crash without ever actually making contact with them.
Often the identity of the driver who leaves the scene is never discovered. In these cases financial recovery of damages on behalf of clients is more difficult, but far from impossible. Getting compensation for the victims of hit and run accidents requires a thorough investigation of all potential avenues of recovery by the attorney handling the case.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a hit and run accident, you need a dedicated attorney on your side who can help you receive the compensation to which you are entitled for lost wages, property damage, medical expenses, or other expenses. A Massachusetts hit and run attorney can negotiate with insurance companies, attorneys, and other parties that are usually associated with these situations. Hit and run accidents and the resulting proceedings that can follow them are stressful and, often, lengthy situations. A Massachusetts hit and run attorney can help to mitigate your stress and ease your burden.
Massachusetts hit and run attorney Dan Cappetta has years of experience working at negotiating tables, as well as in court rooms. Attorney Cappetta is not afraid to fight for what you deserve. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a hit and run, contact Attorney Cappetta today. Attorney Cappetta is a Massachusetts hit and run attorney who can help you get the best result for your situation.