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Why Do Drivers Flee From The scene?By Pyle Law, February 16 2022 10:27 pm
Being hit by another driver then having them drive away can make a stressful situation even more stressful. Drivers who flee the scene may do so for any number of reasons, but it is generally because they were not doing what they should have been and were in violation of the law. The experienced car accident attorney from Pyle Law is standing by to answer any questions you might have following a hit and run accident, and we can assess the best course of action for you as an accident victim.
Each day in the United States, some twenty-eight people are killed due to drunk driving-related accidents, and the fact of the matter is, all drunk driving accidents are preventable. When a driver makes the decision to get behind the wheel while intoxicated, they are unable to drive safely and are liable for any damages that they cause in accidents.
If a driver hit and ran, it is possible that they were intoxicated, and understood the implications of being caught. Fleeing the scene of an accident is also illegal, and breaking the law while causing an accident often leads to liability. Discussing your case with an attorney is the best way to determine the legal implications of the accident you were involved in.
Drunk driving is not the only reason why a driver might flee after a car accident. They might have been:
Drivers who fear interactions with police officers might flee the scene to avoid having to deal with law enforcement and risk an immediate arrest. However, they can be in even more trouble if they are caught following a hit and run.
When you have been injured in an accident and someone else was at fault, you will most likely be pursuing compensation from the insurance company of the other drivers or involved parties. However, following a hit and run, you might never learn who the driver was. Your attorney can stay in contact with the police to determine whether they tracked down the driver, but even then, the driver might not have insurance (which could even be the reason that they fled). In this situation, you can file a claim with your uninsured motorist policy.
Even if you are dealing with your own insurance company, they can still try to limit your payment. You want a lawyer handling this type of claim, just like you want a lawyer for a claim against another known driver.
Being in a hit-and-run accident can put the brakes on your life until you recover from your injuries, repair your vehicle, and align compensation to cover the full costs associated with your injury. Unfortunately, the recovery process is not automatic, and to collect the compensation you are entitled to, a car accident attorney is very helpful.
To discuss your case with an experienced car accident attorney from Pyle Law, schedule a consultation now.