We have all heard about hit and run accidents on the news or maybe you even know someone that was the victim of a hit and run. These kinds of accidents can be serious not only for the victims but also for the people that fled the scene. If you have been in this type of accident, then it is important that you talk to a hit and run accident lawyer with The Higgins Firm as soon as possible. We care about our clients and will do all that we can to help you get the compensation that is rightfully yours for your injuries and suffering.
What Is The Definition of A Hit And Run Accident?
The definition of a hit and run accident is when a person involved in the accident fails to stop after the accident occurs. They law requires that a person involved in an accident to stop and give their information to the other party. If when this type of accident occurs, there are no witnesses, a person involved in the accident is required to stop and leave a note giving the other party all their information regarding the accident.
How Often Do Hit And Run Accidents Occur?
Hit and run accidents are more common than you might think. According to the government, an estimated eleven percent of all accidents are hit and run accidents. This means there are almost seven hundred thousand hit and runs per year in the U.S. According to reports from The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
these types of accidents have gone by by fifteen percent since 1998.
How Can A Hit And Run Driver Been Identified?
In order for you or someone you love to hold the hit and run driver accountable, they must first be identified. This is why it is important to file a police report and give them all the information that you can. If the hit and run results in serious injuries or death the police will investigate and may help find the person responsible. If this doesn't help you identify the person that fled the scene, then you can go back to the scene and ask around and see if anyone witnessed the accident occur. Identifying who was involved is important because in order for them to be charged they have be found guilty. This will also help you when trying to get compensation for your injuries.
Why Do I Need A Tennessee Hit And Run Accident Lawyer For My Case?
Since you have to provide proof of negligence in order to get compensation for your case, this may be difficult to do on your own. It is advised that you contact an experienced and knowledgeable hit and run accident lawyer with The Higgins Firm. We know how challenging cases like these can be and we will use all of our resources and skills to help you. We will help you gather medical documents, police reports, witness statements, photos and anything else that could be helpful to your case. We will be with you every step of the way, addressing any concerns you may have and our legal team will work hard to see to it that the party responsible pays for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and any other damages they may have caused you and your family. That way you can just focus on getting better and let us help you with everything else.
You can contact us online or by calling 800.705.2121 to set up a consultation to discuss your case and any legal action you may be able to pursue.