Have you or a loved one been in a hit-and-run accident? Repeat after us: you DO have legal options after a hit-and-run accident occurs! First, it’s important to take the appropriate actions.
What to Do at the Scene
If you have been involved in a car accident and the other driver has flown the scene, it’s time to act as quickly as possible. This means noting a detailed description of the car (include ALL details, such as color, type, and make) and the driver. Also, remember to take down other details about the scene of the crime – including the location, and time that the accident occurred. Get the names and contact info for any witnesses, and then contact the police and file a report. It’s also a good idea to take photos of the crime scene. Being detailed and accurate during this time will help you to preserve your legal options and find the other driver!
After the Accident
After a hit-and-run, the police will then make an effort to find the driver. This is where any details that you can provide will come in handy. That’s because, if the driver is not found, there is no one to hold legally responsible for the accident. This means that you will then be held responsible when it comes to recouping expenses. If the driver is found, however, he or she will most likely be charged with fleeing the scene of an accident. Exact legal consequences and fines vary according to state.
When you or a family member has been involved in a hit-and-run accident, it’s time to seek the advice of a specialized auto accident attorney. Don’t hesitate to contact Joe Knows Law at your convenience! When you need an experienced attorney, our team is here for you. Contact us online or call us at (972) 562-9700. We look forward to speaking with you soon!