San Antonio Hit and Run Accident Lawyer
The shock and pain of an accident is often inexplicable. Matters are made significantly worse when you look up from your injuries and your damaged property to see that the responsible party has fled the scene. Hit-and-run accidents fall into a category of devastation all its own. It’s hard to imagine how someone could just drive away after causing an accident, but unfortunately it happens way to often.
It is against the law to leave the scene of a traffic accident without rendering aid to the injured, calling 911 or leaving identifying information. While the person who hit you may not ever be caught, your right to recover compensation is not dependent on criminal proceedings.
Someone leaving the scene of the accident presents the same challenges as when a negligent driver is underinsured or uninsured. It makes recovering compensation much more difficult. Fortunately, you can usually collect under your own insurance policy if you have uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. Call The Law Office of Joe A. Gamez today we can help you (210) 736-4040
Hit & Run Legal Penalties
Before a person is sentenced for committing hit and run, the court will evaluate a variety of factors such as the nature of the accident, if any person was injured during the accident, the severity of the other person’s injuries, cooperation with law enforcement, the extent of property damage, and if the defendant has any prior offenses on his or her criminal record. If a person is convicted hit and run, he or she may be sentenced with:
- Large fines
- Community service
Contact Experienced San Antonio Hit and Run Accident Attorney
Attorney Joe A. Gamez has been helping personal injury clients since 1973. He has successfully resolved hundreds of hit-and-run cases. Call us today to schedule your free and confidential consultation today. (210) 736-4040. We are available 24 hours a day and emergency appointments are available. Se Habla Español.