Hit and Runs

Hit-and-run personal injury accidents

What is a Hit and Run?

Hit and runs are pretty self-explanatory. It is when a car is involved in an accident and the perpetrator flees the scene of the crime. Additionally, it doesn’t matter who caused the accident. The crime is committed by leaving the scene.

What can you do?

You may think just because you were involved in a hit and run that you aren’t able to do anything. There is actually something you can do about it. You always have the option to make a claim under your uninsured motorist coverage. Your insurance policy should cover these incidents, so be sure to call and check.

Penalties for Leaving the Scene of the Crime.

    • Your Fines can be anywhere from $5,000 and $20,000

 

  • You could be possibly Incarcerated
  • Your license may Suspended or revoked license

Reasons Why People Flee:

  • Driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Vehicle might have been stolen
  • The driver might be in there country illegally
  • No valid license or license is suspended

Duties of People involved in an Accident

Everyone has certain duties when it comes traffic accidents. Specifically, whoever is capable, should contact emergency personnel immediately. Calling emergency services is the bare minimum required by state law. Other states may require transportation and sorts.
The police may need to be contacted if the accident is severe. Of course the people involved should exchange insurance information. Basically the things normal people do in accidents that aren’t hit and runs.

Contacting a legal consultant

Regardless of the situation you should protect your rights and interests with a legal consultant. A car accident attorney can help ease the process of your hit and run claim. If you are concerned about fees, personal injury lawyers don’t normally charge for a consultation.

If you would like a consultation contact the Joe Ramirez Law Group at 956-4100-LAW

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