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Usually when a car accident occurs, determining who is the at-fault driver is a fairly straightforward process—if not a contentious one. However, what happens if a motorist hits you while running a red light only to immediately speed away? Or if you return to your parked car to find a giant scrape that wasn’t there when you left? These are called hit and run accidents and can make the process of determining liability extremely frustrating and tedious.
At The Aguirre Law Firm, our San Antonio car accident attorneys have over two decades of experience in such matters. Our legal team will do whatever it takes to locate the at-fault driver and help you secure the compensation you need to pay for your medical bills, car repairs, and other accident-related expenses.
Call (210) 922-0808 or reach out to us online to schedule your free case evaluation.
In Texas, motorists are required to do the following if they are involved in an accident:
Any driver who fails to comply with the law can be charged with a misdemeanor. The severity of their punishment depends on the amount of property damage, injuries, and fatalities caused by the accident.
For example, leaving the scene of an accident in which no one was injured and property damage totals less than $200 may result in a punishment of up to 6 months in county jail. If a motorist flees from a motor vehicle accident scene in which one or more people have been seriously injured, they could face up to 10 years in prison as well as a significant fine.
Most people who are involved in car accidents stop in order to render aid and share their contact information as the law requires. This means that if someone is willing to flee the scene of an accident, they probably have a reason for such drastic behavior. For example, maybe they are in a rush or simply didn’t even notice they scraped your car in the parking lot.
If you are hit by someone who immediately drives away, you might be tempted to go after them. Never chase a hit and run driver in your own vehicle, as this could result in you getting pulled over for speeding or may even lead to another accident.
An experienced hit and run accident lawyer in San Antonio can advise you on the next steps to take as well as identify whether you have a case. If you do have a viable claim, an attorney is an incredible asset. Your San Antonio hit and run accident lawyer will help you with any necessary paperwork, collect evidence that will strengthen your claim, and work with the police to find the at-fault driver. At The Aguirre Law Firm, we will do everything we can to ensure you receive the fair and just compensation you deserve and that the motorist who caused your accident is held responsible for their reckless actions.
If you or a loved one have been in a hit and run accident, don’t hesitate to seek legal help. Call our injury attorneys (210) 922-0808 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.
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