Yes, if you are hurt in an Illinois motorcycle hit and run crash, then you may still be able to recover damages even though the other driver left the scene of the accident.
Leaving the scene of an Illinois accident is a crime. The driver who left your accident scene may need to pay a monetary fine or serve time in jail if convicted. However, the criminal process will not result in an award of damages for you. Instead, you will need to pursue a recovery from your own insurance company or the hit and run driver.
Uninsured Motorist Coverage
In most hit and run cases, the other driver is either not found or is found and does not have the insurance or assets to pay for your accident damages. This can be frustrating, but you may still recover damages for your hit and run motorcycle accident injuries from your own insurance company.
Illinois law requires motorists to have uninsured motorist coverage. If you are hurt in a hit and run accident where the other driver is not found or the other driver is uninsured, then your own insurance policy should cover your damages, but you will have to fight to get the fair recovery that you deserve.
Call an Illinois Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
Your insurance company, like all insurance companies, wants to pay out as little as possible in motorcycle accident claims. Even though you paid your insurance premiums so that you could recover damages in just this situation, your insurance company is now like an adverse party.
Our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers can negotiate with your insurance company to get you fair compensation all of your motorcycle accident injuries, including for your past and future:
- Medical costs
- Lost income
- Out-of-pocket costs
- Pain, suffering, and other damages
Insurance companies know that Hupy and Abraham lawyers mean business and that often makes them more willing to negotiate with us. If they are unwilling to enter a fair settlement, then we won’t hesitate to go to court to get you the recovery that you deserve.
To learn more and to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation after an Illinois motorcycle hit and run crash, please call us or start a live chat with us today.