An officer was dispatched to 466 Newbury St., at approximately 6:50 p.m., for a hit-and-run accident. There were no further details on the extent of damages, or cause.
Officers were also dispatched to Andover Street, at around 8:30 p.m., for another hit-and-run accident. No further details were provided.
Massachusetts Hit-and-Run Law
In Massachusetts, anyone who is in an accident involving property damage and/or injury to another, must, under law, give their name, address, license and insurance information to the victim. If there was only property damage, failure to follow Massachusetts law is a misdemeanor. If an individual was hurt, the fleeing driver would be facing felony prosecution.
A victim of a hit-and-run accident, does not have to prove an accident happened before claiming compensation from the fleeing motorist. Having the identity of the fleeing party is crucial to filing a Massachusetts personal injury lawsuit. Victims, or their attorney, can obtain identifying information of the driver by reviewing intersection cameras or surveillance videos.
If the motorist is unknown, or did not have auto insurance, the victim can make a claim under his or her own uninsured motorist policy. The victim would have to show that a hit and run accident happened. The victim would have to show that it was the fault of the uninsured driver. The victim could also simply establish that the accident happened with no or little fault on his or her own par. He or she would also have to give evidence relating to injuries and damages.
There are various issues in a hit-and-run accidents that only a knowledgeable Boston personal injury lawyer like those at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman should handle. Call (617) 367-2900 today for an evaluation of your personal injury claim.
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