Go to main navigation
969 Jericho Turnpike, St. James, NY 11780
FREE CONSULTATION - Call Our Firm Today 631-360-0400 631-263-3336 631-360-0400 631-263-3336

Police Investigate Fatal Hit-and-Run in Holbrook, Long Island

A hit-and-run incident in Holbrook, Long Island, is currently under investigation by the police. The fatal crash occurred at approximately 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 3.

Responding to a report of a man on the east side of Coates Avenue, just north of Frank Court, Suffolk County Police Fifth Precinct officers found the victim, a Holbrook resident whose identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The man was swiftly transported to Long Island Community Hospital in Patchogue via ambulance, where he was subsequently pronounced dead. Preliminary findings suggest that the victim was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene, prompting authorities to seek information from the public.

Compensation After a Hit-and-Run

Victims of hit-and-run accidents often face a challenging road to recovery, not just physically and emotionally, but also in navigating the legal complexities surrounding compensation.

One important step is to report the incident to the police promptly, providing as much detail as possible about the incident, the vehicle involved, and any potential witnesses. This police report can serve as a crucial piece of evidence when seeking compensation through other means.

In cases where the at-fault driver is unidentified or lacks insurance, victims can turn to their own uninsured motorist coverage, if available. Uninsured motorist coverage is designed precisely for situations like hit-and-run accidents, providing a safety net for victims who might otherwise struggle to obtain compensation.

Consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney is beneficial in these situations, as legal professionals can guide victims through the process of filing claims, negotiating with insurance companies, and, if necessary, pursuing legal action to ensure their rights are protected and they receive the compensation they deserve. If you’ve been injured in a hit-and-run accident, contact the attorneys at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP for a consultation.