Were you struck by a driver who fled the scene? There are very few acts more inexcusable and shameful than failing to own up to one’s actions, especially when another person on the road is hurt. Every person who has been involved in a car accident must stop to identify him or herself and then call for medical aid if there are any injuries. If one party does not do this, the accident can be considered a hit and run, and that person could face criminal penalties.
While the justice system can prosecute and convict someone of criminal charges, this is not enough to provide restitution to you or your loved ones who have been affected by a hit and run collision. An experienced Austin car accident lawyer can help you hold a hit-and-run driver accountable for their conduct, and assist you as you work to secure compensation for your harms and losses.
There are many reasons hit and run drivers flee accident scenes. Most of the time, it’s because they are drunk or otherwise intoxicated, uninsured, and/or unlicensed. Hit-and-run accident cases often present many legal challenges, such as identifying the criminal and locating a valid insurance policy that covers the loss. But time and time again, FVF has been able to help victims of hit-and-run accidents in Austin recover for their losses, whether from the criminal or from an uninsured motorist coverage policy.
Compensation for your harms and losses can offer relief for the following:
You may also be entitled to collect punitive damages, which are a civil penalty that can be imposed on the hit-and-run driver by the victim. The purpose of punitive damages is to punish the driver and deter him or her from committing another crime. If you have any questions about what you may be able to receive in your situation, contact our Austin car accident attorneys to discuss your case.
Hit-and-run accidents, in particular, leave accident victims confused and vulnerable, wondering exactly who they can trust and whether the criminal will get away with it. At FVF, we understand the emotional, physical, and financial difficulties that follow an accident — and have dedicated ourselves to assisting accident victims as they work to move forward with their lives.
Our firm has built its reputation on transparency and honest counsel, providing compassionate and straightforward advice to help you care for the financial and legal aspects of your accident. We have made it our mission to reverse the poor reputation of personal injury law by treating each client with dignity and respect. That solid ethical foundation has led us to achieve consistently outstanding case results and an excellent reputation in our community.
With an impressive track record and a long history of helping Austin accident victims, our attorneys offer guidance and support during this difficult chapter of your life so you can begin to move past the traumatic event. We gladly offer a no-pressure free case evaluation so that you can understand your legal options and how best to protect your financial and physical well-being — without any obligation to hire us to oversee your case.
FVF gladly offers no-cost consultations that are designed to help you understand your rights and options and the strengths and weaknesses of your case, so you can decide whether legal representation makes the most sense for you. You deserve to have your voice heard and your best interests represented appropriately, and that starts with developing an understanding of how to put yourself in the best position possible to recover for your losses.
When you are ready, call for a free case evaluation with our car accident lawyers in Austin at 512-640-2146!
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