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Nobody wants to be involved in an automobile crash, but it could be even more traumatic if the at-fault driver fails to stop at the scene. Although law enforcement usually catches up with hit-and-run drivers in Ontario, it could take some time. What are the options for injured victims when it comes to an accident benefits claim while the driver is unidentified?

Fortunately, the government of Ontario makes provision for victims of such accidents to obtain compensation. The victim's insurer will take on the responsibility of the unidentified driver and pay compensation. However, there is a limit to the recoverable amount.

Furthermore, the accident victim has some level of responsibility. He or she must report the crash to the police and make a reasonable amount of effort to find out the identity of the driver. Also, he or she must provide police with details and evidence of the accident scene, including eyewitnesses who might provide information that could help to identify the driver. It is crucial for victims of hit-and-run car accidents in Ontario to take action as soon as possible because, along with the monetary limit, there is also a strict time limit for filing an accident benefits claim.

The most logical steps might be to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Ontario as soon as possible. The lawyer can assess the circumstances and explain the coverage limits and the available options for the recovery of damages. This will allow the accident victim to make an informed decision about seeking compensation, and if the decision is to proceed with an accident benefits claim, the lawyer can ensure that the necessary steps are taken within the time limit.

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