The Law Office of Kevin M. Siegel can help and support you if you have been involved in a hit and run accident.
Hit-and-run is the crime of colliding with a person, their personal property (including their motor vehicle), or a fixture, and failing to stop and identify oneself afterwards. In many jurisdictions there may be an additional obligation to exchange information about one’s financial responsibility (including any applicable insurance) or to summon emergency services if they are needed. Hit-and-run has severe legal consequences including the suspension or cancellation of one’s driver’s license, as well as imprisonment.
There are many causes of hit and run accidents on the streets today. Distracted driving, road rage, impaired driving and driving a vehicle that is not safe are among the top factors contributing to hit and run accidents.
In the year 2008, 26.8% of accidents in well-populated cities were hit and run accident, down from 30% in 2005. Hit and run accidents are serious crimes that can be the cause of thousands of injuries and even deaths.
The question that many people ask is “What can I do if I am a victim in a hit and run accident?” or “I can’t afford to pay a lawyer to protect my rights and make sure my bills arising from the hit and run accident gets paid. What can I do?” Having a competent attorney on your side to help you navigate the often confusing and overwhelming issues that arise after a hit and run accident is vitally important. An attorney will serve as your advocate and can assist you in getting medical expenses paid by the proper party, getting your property repaired quickly, helping you with insurance issues and, if necessary, filing a lawsuit to compensate you for your losses due to an accident.
If you or someone you know has been in involved in a hit and run accident or simply has questions which need to be answered, contact an attorney from the Law Offices of Kevin M. Siegel. The initial consult is at no charge to you!