Most drivers understand that if they are involved in an accident with another vehicle or pedestrian, they need to pull over and stay at the scene until police or other first responders arrive. They know that they should exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver or anyone else involved before leaving. Not only is stopping, assisting, and remaining at the scene of an accident the right thing to do, it is also required under Texas law.
But too many drivers fail to follow these obligations, fleeing an accident and disappearing to try to avoid the consequences of their actions. When that happens, injury victims have every right to be outraged. Without knowing who caused their injuries and losses or how to hold the hit-and-run driver accountable, they may also be left wondering if they can obtain compensation or if they will be without a remedy for their suffering.
If you were hurt or lost a loved one in a hit-and-run accident, don’t lose hope. At the Austin personal injury law firm of Sandoval James, PLLC, we never do. We understand that you may not know what to do or where to turn for help after a hit-and-run accident. When you speak with us at your free initial consultation, we will answer your questions, explain your options, and pursue a strategy that offers the best chance of obtaining compensation for your injuries and losses.