Lawyer Helping Victims Of Hit-And-Run Cases

Sometimes proving liability is not enough. The ability to collect damages for a personal injury accident is often limited to the amount of liability insurance available. At the Law Offices of Wesley M. Malowitz, in Stamford, Connecticut, I am skilled at maximizing your recovery under all applicable insurance policies and finding additional insurance coverage to secure full compensation for my clients.

Advocacy For The Injured Since 1991

At the Law Offices of Wesley M. Malowitz, I represent clients in Fairfield County and throughout Connecticut. I have over two decades of trial experience and skilled negotiation with insurance companies, and I have obtained hundreds of settlements and verdicts in all types of auto accident cases.

Uninsured Motorist And Underinsured Motorist

Typically, the owner or operator of a motor vehicle has insurance coverage to compensate individuals injured in automobile accidents due to their negligence. However, Connecticut law only mandates a minimal amount of liability coverage. In serious accidents with extensive injuries, medical expenses and lost wages can easily exceed the amount of liability coverage provided by the negligent driver and automobile owner's insurance policy. Thus, the owner or operator is considered an "underinsured" motorist because the amount of insurance available from their insurance company is not adequate to fully compensate the victim for their injuries and other losses. In most instances, we will seek to recover additional compensation by bringing an underinsured motorist claim under our client's own insurance policy to collect full compensation for our client's losses.

In those accidents where the negligent driver of a motor vehicle does not have insurance, the victim of the accident may bring a claim for "uninsured" motorist benefits against their own automobile insurance policy. In some circumstances, an uninsured motorist claim may also be brought against the insurance policy of a relative with whom you live or even against your employer's automobile insurance policy in a work related automobile accident.

Hit-and-Run Accidents

If the occupant of a car, a motorcycle rider, or a pedestrian or bicycle rider is injured by an auto that leaves the scene, Connecticut law views the hit-and-run driver as "uninsured." Victims can collect damages from their own uninsured/underinsured coverage up to the limits of their policy.

Thorough Knowledge Of Insurance Law

As a lawyer, I understand insurance policies and their exclusions and which insurance policies to pursue to gain the most compensation for my clients.

If you were the victim of a hit-and-run accident or the other driver had no insurance or minimal coverage, contact me to schedule a consultation with an uninsured motorist attorney who has the skill to maximize your claim. Based in Stamford, I handle auto accident cases throughout Connecticut. Call today for a free consultation, including weekend appointments. Call us at 866-539-5781 or 203-517-0110.