Montpelier, VT asked in Car Accidents for Vermont

Q: What happen if a driver is in a hit and run no damage is done to the car that was hit the car stopped but the other didn

what happens if a driver is in a hit and run, no damage is done to the car that was hit, very minimal damage is done to the car that hit the other car. When the driver stopped the car that was hit did not stop, and now people are looking for the driver of the car that hit the car

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Tristan  Larson
Tristan Larson
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Rutland, VT
  • Licensed in Vermont

A: Generally, if no damage is done and no one is injured, there's not much more to do in this circumstance. Vermont requires that drivers report crashes though if there is $3,000 worth of damage or someone is injured. Even if the damage is less than that, the at-fault driver's insurance should cover the damage to the car that was hit. If you are the owner, driver or a passenger in the car that was hit, you can make a claim against your own underinsured/uninsured motor vehicle insurance if you can't find the other driver.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Not clear what was going on but if you were injured contact a sound injury counsel such as Robert Costello of Rutland.

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