Nothing is more stressful and frightening than being involved in a hit and run accident. Unfortunately, these accidents occur very frequently in Denton. It is important that you understand what to do if you are involved in a hit and run accident in the Denton area. Todd Durham is a Denton attorney with extensive experience in assisting victims of hit and run accident in Denton. Here are the most common reasons people flee after an accident.
Typically, the majority of people who run from an accident are uninsured drivers. In Texas, if you run from an accident, you will be charged with a third-degree felony. However, the criminal consequences a hit and run driver faces will not assist the injured victim. While it does serve as a deterrent, it will not pay for the victim’s medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering.
Another common reason people run after an accident is that they have been drinking. Drinking while intoxicated is an incredibly negligent and reckless act. Drunk drivers should be held accountable for their actions. It is important that if you were hit by a suspected drunk driver, that you gather as much information as possible to create a strong case. An experienced attorney can assist you in getting proper compensation for your injuries caused by a drunk driver.
Contact an Attorney
The most important step you can take after your accident is to communicate with an experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate car accident attorney. Todd Durham has the skill and dedication to assist you in your case. Call our office today to schedule your free, no obligation consultation and discuss the facts of your case.