What If I Can’t Find The Person that Hit Me: The Hit and Run Accident
Experienced Baltimore personal injury lawyers have likely brought claims under 20-601 of the Transportation Code. If one is hit by an uninsured, disappearing or unidentified driver of a motor vehicle, and sustains an injury, a claim may be made against MAIF. As Attorney Eric T. Kirk will tell you, there are many pitfalls. The notice must be timely given. Typically, in these situations, one would look to their own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. There are many classes of individuals who cannot bring claims [e.g. one operating a car that itself has no uninsured motorist coverage]. So that drivers who did not ensure their car would not be eligible, but a passenger, or pedestrian, if no vehicle is involved, may. If the statutory qualifications are satisfied, then a claim for personal injury or property damage may be made against the fund. Due to the intricacies of these claims, you should always consult a knowledgeable Baltimore personal injury lawyer early on regarding your rights under this section.