Hit and Run Accident Lawyers – Connecticut
There are potentially strict and very short deadlines for providing notice to your insurance company if you are involved in a Connecticut hit and run accident. To avoid potentially losing your claim, call Jackson O’Keefe, LLP, now at 860.278.4040.
If you are injured through the fault of a Connecticut hit and run driver, you may be entitled to recover money damages for your injuries or for the death of a loved one under your uninsured motorist insurance coverage under an automobile insurance policy. These money damages include compensation for medical bills and lost wages, as well as pain and suffering. Furthermore, even if you do not personally own a car or carry uninsured motorist coverage, we may be able to obtain a financial recovery for you from the uninsured motorist policy of a relative such as a parent, child, brother, or sister with whom you live. We may be able to recover for you as a result of a hit and run accident regardless of whether you are a driver of a car, a passenger in a car, a motorcycle rider, a bicyclist, or a pedestrian.
Another concern for most drivers in Connecticut hit and run accidents is whether or not they can get their car repaired or replaced. Our office will work with you to analyze your insurance policy both as to any collision coverage you may have. Sometimes, individuals hurt in a hit and run accident feel that there is no hope and that there is nothing they can do. We are always happy to take time to explore your case with you to see whether we can be of assistance. Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, which means our clients owe us nothing unless we win their case.
Uninsured motorist coverage, which is generally referred to as UM coverage, is arguably the most important coverage available in Connecticut. UM coverage provides benefits up to the policy amount for the bodily injury caused by the negligence of a motorist who is either (a) uninsured for liability, or (b) insured with liability insurance but with inadequate policy limits. In other words, it is insurance you carry to protect yourself in case you are injured by someone who is not properly insured. All insurance companies are required to offer uninsured motorist coverage as part of their automobile insurance policies. An insured person who purchases liability coverage must sign a written election of uninsured motorist coverage in order for such coverage to be a lower limit that the liability coverage. Because of the uninsured motorists on Connecticut’s highways, uninsured motorist coverage is commonly considered to be essential to those persons who are seeking to be “fully covered.”
Car accidents involving uninsured motorists can be extremely serious cases and may result in hundreds of thousands of dollars in property damage, medical expenses, and other costs. Unfortunately, many drivers’ own insurance companies attempt to undervalue their case, or will only pay a small portion of what an experienced uninsured motorist lawyer could recover for them. These expenses can be especially high if there were injuries or significant damages as a result of the accident. A Connecticut lawyer with experience in uninsured motorist claims can help recover all amounts owed to you.
If you have been involved in an accident involving a Connecticut hit and run driver, contact a Connecticut underinsured motorist lawyer at our firm for more information and a free consultation. Our Connecticut underinsured motorist lawyers represent our clients’ interests aggressively, and we have decades of experience with claims related to accidents involving an underinsured motorist.
We have handled these cases for many years on behalf of insurance companies. As a result, we know what your insurer will likely find significant, and can help you posture your case for a quick and favorable resolution. We have the years of experience and knowledge necessary to provide you with the skilled representation you need when dealing with insurance companies following any type of motor vehicle accident. Quick assessment of the issues, determining the cause of the crash and assessing the severity of your injury and your medical needs are the services you can expect when you retain our Connecticut car accident attorneys. The Connecticut car accident lawyers at Jackson O’Keefe are adept at assessing the physical principles of the accident, the medical evidence used to evaluate injuries, and the economic and accounting principles required to evaluate losses. We provide the strongest possible representation to maximize your recovery. We will investigate the car accident scene, research the accident and your car, along with any other evidence that came into play at the time of your accident. We will stand up for you against any wrongdoer, trucking company or anyone else who has caused you harm. It is our responsibility to make sure your rights are upheld and defended. Because of our experience in taking cases to trial, we can often obtain favorable settlements even without a trial. With over 50 years of representing Connecticut car accident litigants, the law firm of Jackson O’Keefe, LLP, understands how the unique circumstances of your collision require careful and compassionate representation.