Hit and Run Accident

Published: | Updated: December 16, 2017;

Definition - What does Hit and Run Accident mean?

A hit and run is defined as the act of being involved in an accident and then leaving the scene without identifying yourself or offering help to those who might need assistance due to the accident. Every country has its own laws regarding the penalties imposed on the hit and run driver.

Insuranceopedia explains Hit and Run Accident

The payment for hit-and-run claims usually comes through the car insurance you own. In most states, the coverage’s in question are uninsured motorist bodily injury and uninsured motorist property damage, which basically act as the at-fault (in this case, hit-and-run) driver's liability coverage. Uninsured motorist bodily injury helps cover injuries caused by a hit-and-run accident, while uninsured motorist property damage covers damages to your car.

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