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Boston Hit and Run Lawyer

Boston Hit and Run Lawyer

Hit and run accidents are frustrating. Being involved in a traffic accident is stressful enough without the at-fault driver fleeing the scene. If you are involved in a hit-and-run accident in Boston, Massachusetts, the legal team at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, wants to help.

With over 100 combined years of legal experience, our Boston car accident attorneys have the experience and skills necessary to handle hit and run cases like yours. We understand you may be anxious and overwhelmed. Let us take care of the legal matters while you focus on healing.

Contact our office at (617)-391-9001 to schedule your free consultation with a Boston hit and run lawyer to discuss your case. 

How Our Boston Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help if You’ve Been Injured in a Hit and Run Car Accident

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Dealing with law enforcement officers, insurance adjusters, and other parties while you are healing from accident injuries can be challenging. The legal team at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP handles all aspects of your hit and run accident claim.

When you hire our legal team, you can expect us to:

  • Investigate the accident to gather evidence proving the other driver was at fault
  • Work with law enforcement officers to provide information and obtain updates on the hit and run investigation
  • Prompt responses to your questions and concerns about your case
  • Filing all insurance claims and dealing with the insurance adjuster
  • Analysis of all potential sources of compensation for injuries and damages

Our hit and run lawyers in Boston, MA provide compassionate, caring representation and support. We have a proven track record of obtaining multi-million dollar awards and fair settlements for our clients. With over 100 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys are prepared to handle the most complex accident cases. 

Hire attorneys who are AVVO Ranked Excellent Attorneys to handle your accident claim. Contact our office to schedule your free consultation with a Boston personal injury attorney. 

How Common Are Hit and Run Accidents?

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According to AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, hit and run fatalities have increased by 60 percent since 2009. A study found that approximately 682,000 hit and run accidents have occurred each year since 2006. In 2015, a hit and run accident occurred every 43 seconds. The number of hit and run fatalities was the highest number ever recorded in 2016. 

It is against the law to leave the scene of an accident in Massachusetts. A driver could face serious penalties for a hit and run charge, especially if the accident resulted in injuries. Unfortunately, many drivers continue to ignore the law and leave the scene of a car wreck. 

Overview of Hit and Run Accidents

Hit and run accidents are dangerous. An accident victim could be stranded in a rural area without any assistance. In Boston, hit and run accidents can be extremely dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists. A high percentage of the fatalities from hit and run crashes are bicyclists and pedestrians.

Why Do People Flee the Scene of a Car Accident?

Drivers are required to stop and render assistance after a car accident. The reasons why people flee from an accident scene vary. Some of the common excuses for leaving the scene of a car crash include:

  • The driver was intoxicated or driving under the influence of drugs
  • The person panicked after the collision
  • Lack of a driver’s license or driving under suspension 
  • The driver was in the country illegally
  • Law enforcement officers were searching for the driver for an outstanding subpoena or another criminal charge
  • The person was driving a stolen vehicle
  • The driver did not have the required car insurance 
  • The driver did not believe that anyone was injured or there was vehicle damage

Hit and run accident victims can sustain permanent impairments life-lone disabilities because of a hit and run driver.

What Types of Injuries Do Hit and Run Accidents Cause?

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As with any motor vehicle accident, a hit and run accident has the potential of causing catastrophic injuries. The factors of the case affect the type and severity of the injuries caused by the collision. 

The vehicles’ speed, the size of the vehicles, the type of vehicles, use of seat belts and airbags, road conditions, and the type of collision (i.e., head-on crash, rollover, rear-end accident, etc.) can impact the severity of the injuries. However, it is wise to remember that all traffic accidents have the potential of causing life-threatening injuries.

Injuries sustained in hit and run accidents include, but are not limited to:

Seeking prompt medical care after a hit and run accident can help reduce the risk of developing more severe injuries and conditions. Prompt medical attention also documents your injuries for a hit and run accident claim. 

Who is Liable for a Hit and Run Accident?

Victims of hit and run accidents can seek compensation from the at-fault driver if the driver is identified. The victim’s injuries must meet the serious injury threshold under Massachusetts no-fault insurance laws. 

Hit and run accident claims may also be covered by your uninsured motorist coverage. However, you would still need to prove that the other driver caused the collision to recover compensation for an uninsured motorist claim.

If you are successful, you could receive compensation for damages such as:

  • Loss of income
  • Emotional distress
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses and bills
  • Mental anguish
  • Permanent disabilities and impairments
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Working with an experienced hit and run accident lawyer in Boston, MA, can improve your chance of success. 

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Boston Hit and Run Lawyers

Do not let a hit and run driver turn your world upside down. The Boston hit and run attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP will analyze your case and provide an honest assessment of your options for seeking compensation for damages.

Contact our law firm today to schedule your free consultation with a Boston personal injury attorney. We are here to help you when you need trusted legal advice and guidance. 

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