There are 2 basic types of “hit and run” situations. First is a situation where you are unable to identify the vehicle before it leaves the scene. In this instance it is vital that you report the incident to the police within 24 hours. As long as you do this, you will be covered by your own vehicle insurance or that of a relative in your household (even if you were a pedestrian). If there is no vehicle in your household, you can apply for coverage form NYS. However, due to cell phones, security cameras and other technology, it is much more difficult for “hit and run” driver to flee the scene undetected. In a case where you get a license plate or other identifying information, you should still call the police. Leaving the scene of a collision with injuries is a crime, and the police will take the appropriate action, likely finding this person for you. If the police fail to do so, never fear, we are here. We can run the plates and will not hesitate to hold them responsible for what they have done.
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