If you have been injured in an accident by a driver who struck your vehicle and then flees the scene, you are entitled to present an uninsured motorist claim under your automobile insurance policy. Your insurance carrier will be required to pay compensation to you for your injuries, except that it will not be required to pay for property damage to your vehicle unless the driver of the other vehicle was identified.
A proper investigation will be necessary in order to prove that your injuries were caused as a result of the negligence of some other driver. For this reason, it is important to act quickly and gather all necessary information, including the names of any witnesses to the accident, and to ensure that a thorough and accurate police report is prepared. To protect your interest, it is best to consult with an attorney as soon as possible.