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Experiencing a hit-and-run accident can be devastating. Not only are there physical and emotional injuries to cope with, but you also experience uncertainty and anxiety over who will pay for medical costs, lost wages, and other damages when there is no known at-fault driver to be held liable.
Our car accident attorneys at Fielding Law in Mesquite, Texas, understand how serious and painful hit-and-run accidents can be. They disrupt the peace of your family and the peace of our entire community. If you have been the victim of a hit-and-run accident in the Mesquite, Texas, area, we want to help restore peace both to you and to our community by aiding you in your legal recovery.
A hit-and-run accident can be as painless as someone running over your mailbox and not stopping to report it, or your vehicle being hit in a parking lot and no one leaving a note. Hit-and-run accidents of this sort are frustrating because they cost us money and time. However, more severe hit-and-run accidents can cause serious injury, loss of life, and extensive property damage.
Texas law is very clear. Causing a hit-and-run accident, or leaving the scene of an accident that caused personal injury or property damage without giving contact and insurance information and rendering assistance is illegal. Causing a hit-and-run accident is a serious crime in Texas.
The most basic idea of the hit-and-run accident implies that the guilty party is not accepting responsibility and has made deliberate efforts to escape accountability. Often, in these situations, the victim’s hands are tied. There is only so much he or she can contribute to identifying who is responsible, especially when having been injured. Immediately following the accident, the victim may be confused, disoriented, and unable to explain what happened.
In many cases, the reason that a person does not remain at the scene of the accident could be that he or she is:
Regardless of the reason why the driver didn’t stop, having an experienced legal team to assist you in working with the police in finding the culprit is incredibly helpful.
Once you are certain you are safe, there are actions you can take to help protect your rights and legal options. The following steps will assist your attorney in pursuing your case, even if the driver who collided with you leaves the scene and is never found:
When an at-fault driver has fled the accident scene, receiving restitution is possible from your own insurance policy when you have uninsured motorist coverage. However, it should be noted that obtaining compensation is not always easy. Insurance companies look for ways to pay you as little as possible or deny your claim. Even your own insurer is not on your side.
Having a skilled attorney who is looking out for your interests will help you to achieve positive results with the insurance company. This is especially helpful during the period in which you are recovering from the accident and your energy and efforts are directed toward your health.
During your recovery, your lawyer can pursue restitution for your injuries and property that has been damaged or destroyed. You can be awarded compensation for:
At Fielding Law, we feel that one of the best things about our home here in Mesquite, Texas, is the peaceful atmosphere of our beautiful area. When a hit-and-run accident occurs, it takes away that peace from you, the injured, and from our community.
Following your accident, we want you to be able to focus on restoring your physical health, recovering from the emotional trauma, and reestablishing your life. Contact us today for a free consultation, and the hit-and-run accident lawyers at Fielding Law in Mesquite, Texas, will work tirelessly for you and your case so that you can receive the fair compensation you need to find peace again.