What will compensation for a hit and run accident claim cover?
You have the legal right to claim for hit and run accident compensation, even if the driver who failed to stop has not been identified.
Compensation for hit and run accidents will often cover:
- Physical and psychological injuries
- Loss of past or future earnings
- Pain, suffering and loss of life enjoyment
- Medical and rehab costs
- Your dependents (like your spouse or children)
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Your hit and run compensation claim needs to be settled within three years of the date of the accident, otherwise court proceedings will need to commence prior to the expiry of the three year period. If you were under 18 years of age when the accident took place, then the expiry period extends from three to six years.
It can take up to 18 months for you to receive your settlement after first lodging a hit and run compensation claim. For a clearer idea on the sequence of proceedings and how long the process might take, get in touch with one of our hit and run attorneys at LHD Lawyers, who will be able to advise you on the best course of action.
LHD Lawyers should be your first port of call when making a hit and run compensation claim, whether you’re in NSW, Queensland, Victoria or another state. We’ll be able to assess your case either in-person at one of our offices (located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Port Macquarie, Taree and other regional centres) or over the phone, to make sure we fully understand your situation and whether you have a hit and run compensation lawsuit.
We also operate on a No Win No Fee guarantee, so if we don’t win your hit and run lawsuit for you – you won’t pay us a cent!