Hit & Run Accident Attorney in Austin
Seeking Justice for the Injured
A hit and run accident can be extremely nerve-wracking, even more so than
some other types of motor vehicle incidents. When the other driver flees
the scene, you may be left to deal with the repercussions of the accident
entirely alone. In the state of Texas, all drivers are required, by law,
to stop and render aid at the scene of an accident. However, drivers across
the state and beyond leave the scene of accidents in order to avoid possible
legal and financial repercussions. If you or any of your passengers were
seriously injured, a hit and run accident can be particularly dangerous
and costly. Fortunately, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries.
At The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC, our Austin car accident attorneys have successfully
represented thousands of
car accident victims. We offer compassionate, aggressive representation in order to
advocate on behalf of our injured or otherwise wronged clients. Hit and
run accidents can be particularly difficult to seek compensation for,
but our firm is capable of using our professional resources to protect
the rights of our clients.
Call our firm at (512) 271-5112 to schedule your free consultation.
What Should You Do After a Hit & Run?
Following a hit and run accident, try to gather as much information about
the other vehicle as you can. If you are able, try to take a photo of
the other car, or write down the make and model and any portion of the
license plate you can remember. After you have gathered as much information
about the other driver and vehicle as you can, either you or the passengers
in your vehicle should immediately call 911.
Drivers may flee the scene of an accident for any number of reasons, including:
- The driver does not have a valid driver's license
- The driver is in trouble with the law
- The driver lacks sufficient insurance
The driver was
intoxicated at the time of the incident
Seek Maximum Compensation Following an Accident
When a driver leaves the scene after a crash, especially after someone
involved in the accident was injured, they could face serious legal repercussions.
Our legal team can use our resources to gather witness testimonies in an attempt to aid
police in identifying the driver so that you can seek the compensation
and justice you deserve. In situations where authorities are able to find
the hit and run driver, you may be able to seek reimbursement for damages,
including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Whether
the other driver is discovered or not, filing an accident claim through
your own insurance company could also help pay for your damages.