Were you involved in a Hit and Run Auto Accident?  No Witnesses?  What do you do now?!?!  The first and best step you can take is to contact the Law Office of R. Christopher Leone, LLC.  R. Christopher Leone has years of experience in handling auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents where the at fault driver fled the scene.  By consulting an attorney right away, a lawyer can make sure you take all the right steps to avoid problems with the insurance companies.

Fleeing the scene of an accident is a criminal violation and the driver, if caught, can be charged and face trial in a court of law.  But what if the driver is not caught?  Maryland Insurance policies require that all Maryland drivers carry Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UM).  This is coverage that provides you with compensation for your vehicle damages and personal injuries.  This coverage is meant for your protection and the protection of your passengers.

So how does a person make a claim for these benefits?  First, have your lawyer contact your insurance company and start the claims process.  You may have a number of different coverage options available to you such as Medical Payment Benefits and Personal Injury Protection.  An experienced attorney will be able to handle this process for you and assist in this process.

Uninsured Motorist coverage is required to cover you up to the limits of your liability coverage.  In Maryland the mandatory minimum coverage for liability is $30,000.  Therefore, the Uninsured Motorist coverage will be $30,000 as well.  This is the limit of coverage you will have under your policy in cases where you are injured by a hit and run driver.

The best way to protect yourself and your family when you are the victims of a hit and run accident is to contact a lawyer immediately.  A knowledgeable and experienced lawyer will know how to handle your claim and protect your rights!  R. Christopher Leone has the experience and knowledge necessary to handle your hit and run auto accident case.

*Disclaimer: The legal information presented should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. I hope you found some useful information. Please remember all of this is for informational purposes only.  If you need legal assistance please do not hesitate to call 443-994-4039.