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Dedicated Hit & Run Accident Attorneys Help Victims Of Hit & Runs in Suffolk County & Nassau County

All types of motor vehicle accidents are inherently bad, but hit and run accidents are among the most frustrating kinds of accidents to endure. That is because when the driver who caused the accident flees the scene, it makes it much harder for the person they collided with to take care of the situation. Aside from the difficult circumstances faced by the accident victim, the incivility of the hit and run driver is also galling.

The complexities of a hit and run case mean that legal help is needed to take care of the situation. At the Harrison Law Group, we have professional and dedicated personal injury attorneys with over forty years of combined experience who have spent over two decades helping victims of hit and run accidents across Long Island. Hit and run cases can get complicated but we can simplify things for you and get you the compensation that you need.

Why Hit and Run Accidents are Against the Law

After a car accident, the law states that you should stay at the scene. If you leave, then you may be subject to fines, license suspension, or even jail time. When you consider the consequences, it is better to stay at the scene rather than leave it, even if you were completely or partially at fault. 

Some drivers will flee the scene because of extenuating circumstances like other unrelated legal issues, a lack of insurance and/or a valid driver’s license, they were driving under the influence, or they simply lack good moral judgment. Whatever the reason, leaving the scene of an accident will just make their situation worse.

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What To Do After a Hit and Run Accident

Since a hit and run is so sudden, it can be an overwhelming experience, but if you manage to keep your wits about you, you can make it more manageable and perhaps even get clues that can help the police track down the wayward driver. Here are the things that you should do after getting struck by a driver who flees the scene:

  1. Try to get their license plate number and write it down somewhere, even a partial number can be useful.
  2. Note the make and model of the car. If you were not able to see the identifying badges of the vehicle and you are not well-versed in the various types of automobiles, then try and remember the general look and shape of the car. You might be able to identify it in a photo later on. 
  3. Note other details about the car, such as its color, general age, i.e. whether it’s a newer or older model, and other distinctive features like prominent stickers, aftermarket additions, and things of that nature.
  4. Check the direction in which the car was headed. There might be surveillance cameras along that route that can help the police find and identify the vehicle.
  5. Talk to any witnesses that saw the accident happen. They may have noticed important details that you did, or could, not. Get their contact information if you can.
  6. Call the police. They have resources and experience that can help you, plus it is a requirement after an accident.
  7. Take pictures of the damage to your vehicle as well as the accident scene. This can help you with your insurance claim.
  8. See a doctor. Even if you think that you were relatively unscathed after the accident, you could have injuries that don’t manifest until later on.
  9. Call a personal injury lawyer. They can help you to negotiate with your insurance company if the guilty driver is not caught. If the guilty driver is found, then they can help you to file a personal injury lawsuit if you were injured in the accident.

Do Not Let a Hit and Run Accident Ruin Your Life- Call Our Long Island Accident Lawyers Today

You expect other drivers to show basic courtesy and respect when they cause an accident, but unfortunately, that is not always the case. When a driver flees the scene it makes it that much harder for the other driver left behind. However, if you follow the rules and procedures correctly, then you have a much better chance of getting the compensation that you need to take care of any medical bills, repair bills, and any other expenses caused by the accident. 

You stand an even better chance of compensation if you have a personal injury attorney on your side. So contact us at the Harrison Law Group if you have been in a hit and run accident; a New York hit and run accident lawyer will fight to get you the justice you deserve.

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For over 30 years, The Harrison Law Group, P.C.’s ability, and desire to actively listen to you and deeply understand your experiences has set us apart. We aggressively pursue fair and appropriate compensation for our clients who have been injured in New York.

  • We listen because we care about your recovery and maintain consistent, clear communication to effectively express your voice on your behalf.
  • We relieve the pressure so you can exhale — while we inhale your case details and engage with the insurance company.
  • We’re not casual about your case or your representation; we are intentional and strategic, based on your needs and our experience. 
  • We don’t stop when we’re tired. We stop when the job is done.

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What is Personal Injury?

If you’re injured as a result of a negligent third party, you may be entitled to compensation due to the damages you’ve experienced — either directly through the responsible party or their insurance company. An experienced New York personal injury lawyer will focus on tort law while seeking economic and non-economic damages for their clients — whether or not the target is a multi-million dollar award.

Personal injuries are classified as injuries to the body, mind, and emotions of an individual. When you suffer an injury because of another party, you experience turmoil, and your quality of life will change. Some victims experience loss of enjoyment of life, and even depression.

It’s important to speak with mindful attorneys who have the wisdom to handle your case effectively. Personal injury suits are filed against individuals or entities that cause harm due to recklessness, negligence, misconduct, or liability.

What Sets Us Apart?

Our attorneys and staff are competent, compassionate, and committed to seeking the maximum fair and appropriate compensation for all of our clients. We fight to win, not to quickly settle and move on to the next case. Our firm will make sure that you are properly advised of all of your options while giving you the proper legal advice to make the right decision for yourself and your family. We are willing to go above and beyond to meet your expectations, whether it’s meeting with you after hours, on the weekends, at your home, in the hospital, or at the office. We will make ourselves available for you 24/7.

Immediate Action

We understand the immediate concerns you will have, which include paying your bills, traveling to and from work and doctors’ appointments, and taking care of your daily responsibilities. We want you to know that here at The Harrison Law Group we understand and can help. We will take immediate action on your case and begin to work as soon as we are retained.

A Commitment to Excellence & Solutions For You

Our reputation is built on a record of attentiveness and diligence in pursuit of our clients’ interests. We fight hard for all of our clients with outstanding creative approaches and individualized solutions in personal injury and accident cases to seek the maximum fair and appropriate compensation. Time after time, The Harrison Law Group, P.C. has taken cases that other attorneys either wanted to drop or would have settled for small amounts, and we turned them into million-dollar cases. We have been dedicated to Personal Injury and helping our clients pursue justice for over 30 years.

Constant Communication

Our office sets itself apart because we do not only return phone calls; we call our clients at least every 30 days to provide a status update on your case — and if there is no update, we call to see how you are doing. Happy clients are informed clients, and we are committed to keeping you informed every step of the way. We are available 24/7 to all of our clients via email, text, or phone to answer questions and give updates. While we have a big firm reputation, we have a small firm dedication to each client.

Types of Personal Injury

Personal injuries can refer to injuries sustained due to dental malpractice, product liability, or assault claims, but they more commonly involve the following types of injuries:

Car Accidents

When your vehicle collides with another vehicle, a pedestrian, an animal, debris, or another stationary obstruction such as a tree, pole, or building, you may face significant injuries and expenses that often include medical treatment and vehicle repairs. Following a car accident that was no fault of your own, it is important to immediately begin working with a New York personal injury lawyer to seek fair and appropriate compensation.

Truck Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents involving a truck or tractor-trailer and caused by the recklessness of others will present additional complex factors that are not present in a regular car accident case. You can be certain that there will be attorneys representing the truck driver, which is why you should partner with a New York personal injury lawyer at our law office immediately.

Motorcycle Accidents

When your motorcycle is involved in a motor vehicle accident at no fault of your own, you will need help in your fight to be fairly compensated in your case. As a client of our law firm, you can be confident that we are bringing the fight to the insurance company.

Premises Liability

An injury from an accident caused by unsafe conditions on someone else’s property often involves a fall on a slippery or uneven surface. Other types of negligence or dangerous circumstances may also lead to an injury or death. In some cases, your accident could amount to a multi-million dollar settlement. Our law office of NY accident attorneys will be happy to guide you through this process as our client.

Dog Bite

Dog owners are generally determined to be liable if their dog hurts you or anyone else. New York personal injury law in this situation provides a means to seek compensation for your medical expenses, your pain and suffering, & much more.

Slip and Fall

A property owner could be liable for damages if you slip, trip, and fall on their property due to their negligence. Working with a qualified New York personal injury lawyer in this situation is important because the Queens, Nassau County, Suffolk County, or Long Island property owner that you file a claim against will certainly be represented by law firms who are trying to dismiss or settle your case for as little as possible.

Construction Accidents

An injury sustained due to working on a construction site can be life-changing or deadly. In many cases, such an injury will prevent your ability to continue working for some duration of time. Workers’ compensation is available for these types of accidents. Depending on the details of your case, you may also be able to file a lawsuit.

Wrongful Death

Death caused by negligence or intentional actions of another party is known as wrongful death. The NY accident attorneys at our law office are experienced in these cases and are ready to help you fight for the money you need.

Medical Malpractice

When you work with a licensed medical professional, you have every right to expect that they will take prudent and cautious steps to help you work towards a successful recovery. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The New York personal injury attorneys at our law firm are ready to help you fight for fair compensation.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Law

What types of compensation can be received in a personal injury case?

There are several types of compensable damages that can be received including money for lost wages and career change, property damage compensation, health aids, and home rehabilitation to accommodate for the injuries sustained.

What is the difference between a “personal injury claim” and “personal injury lawsuit”?

A personal injury claim is when you or the law firm you have retained and the at fault party’s insurance company try to come up with a settlement to resolve your claim. Most cases generally do settle out of court. If a settlement can not be reached, a law firm will go ahead and commence a personal injury lawsuit, which simply means taking the at fault party to court.

How much is my case worth?

The value of your case depends on multiple factors such as liability, injuries, insurance coverage, venue, medical bills and etc. Here at The Harrison Law Group, P.C., we will evaluate your case and give you the most comprehensive answer as far as what you can expect regarding compensation.

What should you do after a personal injury accident?

Seek medical attention. Take photos of your injuries, defects and property damage. Keep track of everyone you speak with, take the names, phone numbers and addresses of all witnesses, as this will be useful information for when you hire an attorney. Finally, call The Harrison Law Group, P.C. to see how we can help.

What if I am part responsible for the accident?

Even if you are partially responsible for the accident you may still be entitled to compensation and you should not wait and speak to an attorney right away.

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