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Hit and Run Accident Lawyer in Manhattan

If you were injured or lost a family member in a hit-and-run accident in Manhattan, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering. Recovering damages after a hit and run is challenging, so you should work with a lawyer with experience handling similar cases. The hit-and-run accident lawyers with Shulman & Hill in Manhattan can help seek damages in your case.

Being in a car accident is traumatic, and that trauma is compounded when the other driver flees the scene. Drivers who leave the scene of an accident without exchanging contact and insurance information neglect their obligations to the other driver and other victims of the accident, making it harder for them to seek compensation. Don’t let them get away with it. Call us at (555) 555-5555 or fill in the contact form on this page to schedule your free case consultation.

A Lawyer Can Help You After a Manhattan Hit-and-Run Accident

Slogging through the phone calls and paperwork required to pursue damages may feel like too much when recuperating from the hit-and-run accident or the grief of losing a loved one. A lawyer can guide you through this process and advise you on the best path forward. Our lawyers can help you by handling your case’s administrative, insurance, and legal aspects while you focus on healing.

We can:

Investigate Your Hit-and-Run Accident

One of the major challenges in a hit-and-run accident is identifying the other driver, who fled the scene and is probably trying to avoid identification. If you can, use your phone to take pictures at the scene. Pictures of the other car or license plate are the best. Damage to your car, including paint transfers and dent patterns, can also help. You can also record the contact information of any eyewitnesses.

Our lawyer can gather evidence to determine who hit you. We can interview you, your passengers, and other eyewitnesses who saw the accident and could provide details about the vehicle or its driver. We can also collect footage from traffic and security cameras to look for identifying information. Since evidence can be lost with time, we will start our investigation as soon as we take on your case.

Estimate the Value of Your Losses

You must know how much your case is worth, or you may accept a settlement that is less than you deserve. Insurance companies frequently offer lowball settlements in hopes of closing cases quickly and cheaply.

Our lawyer can gather evidence to document and estimate the value of your losses. We may collect your medical bills and records, tax receipts, and pay stubs to estimate your medical expenses and lost income. We may also interview expert medical witnesses to estimate your future medical expenses and you, your family, and your friends to estimate your pain and suffering.

Communicate with the Insurance Company for You

Our lawyer can communicate with the insurance company on your behalf, taking over all phone calls, emails, and other written communication. We can also submit an insurance claim and supporting documents. You may need medical records from multiple providers, and we can track those down for you.

Negotiate a Settlement

We can negotiate an out-of-court settlement with the responsible driver and their insurance provider. We will use our estimate of your losses as a starting point for negotiations and will advocate for you to get the compensation you deserve.

File a Lawsuit Against the Hit-and-Run Driver

Our lawyer can pursue all avenues for compensation after your hit-and-run accident in Manhattan. We can file a lawsuit against the hit-and-run driver and represent you in court.

Damages Available in a Hit-and-Run Accident Case

Every case is unique; what happened to you or your loved one is different from any other hit-and-run accident in Manhattan or anywhere else. Broadly speaking, hit-and-run accidents that cause more serious injuries are worth more than less serious accidents. Our lawyer will estimate the value of your case after investigating your accident and documenting your losses.

You may be able to recover economic damages, non-economic damages, and wrongful death damages if you lost a loved one.

Economic Damages After a Hit-and-Run Accident

Economic damages refer to tangible losses, such as medical bills or loss of income, caused by a hit-and-run accident. You may be entitled to:

  • Past medical expenses for your treatment after the accident, such as any ambulance fees, emergency room bills, diagnostic imaging, surgeries, follow-up appointments, speech, occupational, or physical therapies, prescription medications, and medical equipment
  • Future medical expenses if you require ongoing medical care, such as anticipated surgeries or other procedures, long-term rehabilitative therapy, or assistance with daily activities
  • Past loss of income if the accident forced you to take unpaid time off work
  • Future loss of income if your injuries mean you cannot return to your previous position or that you cannot work at all

Non-economic Damages After a Hit-and-Run Accident

Non-economic damages refer to intangible losses like pain and suffering caused by the hit-and-run accident. Our team has experience putting a number value on your seemingly unquantifiable pain and suffering. We can estimate the value of the pain and suffering you have already endured and the pain and suffering you will endure in the future.

Wrongful Death Damages After a Hit-and-Run Accident

If you lost a family member in a hit-and-run accident in Manhattan, you may be able to recover damages for wrongful death. You may be able to recover damages for:

  • Pain and suffering your loved one experienced after the accident but before they passed away
  • Bills for medical treatment your loved one received after the accident
  • Funeral and burial expenses, such as embalming, cremation, casket, urn, memorial service, transportation, and flowers
  • Loss of financial support your loved one would have contributed had they survived
  • Support and services such as childcare, household chores, and home maintenance your loved one would have provided
  • Loss of parental care and guidance if there are any surviving children

Shulman & Hill Offers Free Case Consultations

At Shulman & Hill, we recognize that choosing a personal injury lawyer is a big decision. Because you are trusting them with a case important to you and affecting your future finances, you need to feel comfortable with your lawyer. That is why we offer free case consultations, to give you a chance to get to know our lawyer as you tell them your side of the story.

These case consultations also give our lawyers a chance to evaluate your case. Because we work on contingency, we only accept cases we feel have a good chance of success. As we listen to your story, we assess whether we can build a case we will likely win. If you feel comfortable with our team and your case is strong, we can move forward together.

You Can Afford a Lawyer After a Hit-and-Run Accident in New York County

You might want to hire a lawyer after a hit-and-run accident but worry you cannot afford one. However, representing yourself after a hit-and-run accident can be an expensive mistake. Unless you have experience handling personal injury cases, you can miss out on the damages you deserve simply because you do not fully understand how much your case is worth or how to advocate for yourself.

At Shulman & Hill, we understand you may not have enough money to pay a lawyer upfront. That is why we work on contingency; we take our fees from your jury award or settlement. You only must pay us if we win your case, so you risk nothing by working with our team.

Sue the Responsible Hit-and-Run Driver Before Time Tuns Out

While the effects of the accident may linger indefinitely, the length of time you have to sue the responsible driver is finite. New York limits how much time you have to file a lawsuit against a hit-and-run driver. Generally speaking,

  • CPLR § 214 gives you three years to file a lawsuit for personal injury
  • EPTL § 5-4.1 allows two years to file a lawsuit for wrongful death

For personal injury cases, the clock starts on the date of the hit-and-run accident. For wrongful death cases, it starts on the date your loved one passed away, which may be after the date of the accident. In certain situations, there may be exceptions or extensions available to these statutes of limitations. Our hit-and-run accident lawyer in Manhattan can evaluate your case and let you know how these laws affect your case.

Contact Shulman & Hill for Help with Your Hit-and-Run Accident Case

If you were struck by a hit-and-run driver or lost a family member in a hit-and-run accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the at-fault driver and their insurance company. Our team at Shulman & Hill may be able to help you recover damages for medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering, so contact our office at (555) 555-5555 to learn how we can assist you.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation


Everyday working people often struggle to afford top-tier legal representation. To ensure equal access to justice, we work on a contingency-fee basis. You pay no attorneys’ fees unless we achieve a settlement or verdict in your case.

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