A pedestrian was killed by a hit and run vehicle on Friday. The man was walking in the Homan Square neighborhood on Chicago’s west side when he was hit by a car which fled the scene.Many people are unaware that when you are involved in a hit-and-run accident, you are entitled to pursue an uninsured motorist claim through your own insurance policy. Uninsured motorist coverage is one of the coverages you obtain when you purchase full coverage on your car. This coverage applies to all hit and run accidents, including ones that take place when you are a pedestrian.Further, even if the man did not have uninsured motorist coverage himself, he may still be covered under the policies of other members of his household, as uninsured motorist coverage usually also covers “resident relatives”. This means that is his parents or siblings lived with him and had uninsured motorist coverage, they would be able to pursue a hit and run wrongful death claim under a policy held by another member of the household.Identifying potentially available uninsured motorist coverage can be a complicated issue, and anyone having difficulties with this should consult an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer to make sure that all of the potential coverages are found.