So far, in 2015, there have been 38,000 hit-and-run accidents in New York City. While these statistics aren't too alarming in a city of 8 million plus people, one shocking statistic just emerged: of those 38,000 accidents, the NYPD has only investigated 48 of them. While it's true, that only 4,000 of these accidents resulted in an injury, that still leaves literally thousands of injured New Yorkers who have not been able to obtain criminal justice for their accidents.
Read more about this story in DNAinfo.
Fortunately, there are other non-criminal forms of justice that victims of hit-and-run accidents can pursue. Injured individuals may be able to recover compensation for their injuries in a lawsuit.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a hit-and-run accident, give us a call at 212-406-1700 or contact us online. It is critically important to retain counsel with the skills and resources necessary to investigate these serious cases. Such investigations must be done as quickly as possible as an injured party cannot rely upon the New York City Police Department to conduct a full investigation given their limited resources.