As the Victim of a Maryland Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident, can I Hope for any Monetary Recovery to Help Pay for My Medical Bills?
Yes. Victims of Maryland hit-and-run pedestrian accidents often have some recourse even though the identity of the negligent driver may never be known. Depending on the situation, the victim of an injury-related hit-and-run pedestrian accident can often recover some damages either from his or her own automobile insurance company, assuming that the victim's policy includes uninsured/underinsured coverage.
Instances where the victim does not have auto insurance of his own — and does not live in a household where a family member has uninsured/underinsured coverage — the injured pedestrian can seek recovery from the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund's (MAIF) Unsatisfied Claim and Judgment (UCJ) division. Depending on the circumstances, the victim may be able to receive up to $30,000 from MAIF to help pay for medical bills and other expenses resulting from the pedestrian accident.
The legal team at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, can explain the options available to victims of pedestrian-automobile injury accidents. As experienced Maryland personal injury lawyers, we strongly recommend that you contact a qualified attorney as soon as possible following any traffic-related injury accident. If you or someone you care about has been seriously injured in a Maryland pedestrian or motor vehicle-related collision, our personal injury experts are happy to assist you. Feel free to contact us to arrange for a free, no-obligation initial consultation so that you may better understand your legal rights to monetary compensation.