Hit & Run Accidents

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 hit and run 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 Austin TX hit and run accident attorneys 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.

To discuss your case with an Austin TX hit and run accident lawyer, contact The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC to schedule a free consultation today!