According to a recent article in the Colorado Springs Gazette, a scooter rider was injured in Colorado Springs recently when a vehicle hit the scooter from behind. The driver of the vehicle — which was describe as a white two or four-door vehicle with a rear spoiler attached to the trunk — fled the scene. The scooter was tangled with the vehicle and was later found some distance from the accident. The vehicle, which was believed to have moderate to severe front end damage, was not found. The rider of the scooter suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
How do you get a injury settlement after a hit-and-run accident?
In Colorado, the question often arises as to who pays for damages and injuries sustained in a hit-and-run accident if the fleeing driver is never found. According to the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association, Colorado insurers must offer uninsured motorist coverage, which will cover not only damages caused if the insured is hit by an uninsured or underinsured vehicle, but also will cover damages in the case of a hit-and-run. This coverage can only be waived if the individual seeking insurance rejects it in writing. Scooters in Colorado are required to have insurance.
Two-thirds of the accidents involving cars and two-wheeled vehicles such as motorcycles, mopeds, and scooters are the fault of the automobile driver, not the rider. Injuries from these types of accidents are often severe. If you’ve been injured in an accident by a car while riding a motorcycle, moped or scooter, the Colorado Springs accident attorneys from Heuser & Heuser would like to help fight for the compensation you deserve to recover, whether from the other driver’s insurance or — in the case of a hit-and-run or an uninsured/underinsured driver — from your own insurance. For more information and a free consultation, contact us.