Car accidents can be scary and confusing experiences, and this is particularly true for hit-and-run accidents. If you or somebody you love has been injured in an accident and the other driver fled the scene, the team at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC is ready to step in and help you secure the compensation you need. Our Dallas hit-and-run accident attorneys will investigate your case so you can focus on recovering and being with your family.
During the latest reporting year in Texas, the Texas Department of Transportation says that there were nearly 250,000 people injured and 3,639 fatalities due to traffic collisions in the state. In Dallas during that same year, there were approximately 32,000 crashes that caused more than 17,000 injuries and 202 fatalities. While we do not have exact data on how many of these incidents were hit-and-run crashes, we do know that hit-and-runs occur regularly.
According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, hit-and-run collisions are “those in which at least one person involved in a crash flees the scene before offering any (or sufficient) information or aid to the other involved person(s) or fails to properly report the crash.”
During the latest reporting year in this country, there were more than 737,000 total hit-and-run collisions. Fleeing the scene of an accident In Texas is illegal, and those who do so could face serious legal consequences.
Just like any other car accident, a hit-and-run collision can lead to serious injuries for drivers and passengers involved. It is not uncommon for our Dallas hit-and-run accident lawyers to help clients who have sustained the following:
There are times when hit run drivers are not apprehended by the police. This can leave victims in a tough spot when it comes to securing compensation for what has happened. If you have uninsured motorist coverage (which is not mandatory in Texas), then you will be able to use your own insurance coverage for your accident expenses, but only up to your policy coverage limits.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a hit-and-run accident, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible. These cases can become incredibly complicated but the team at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC will be by your side. We will investigate every aspect of your case in order to secure the compensation you need, which can include: