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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatal hit-and-run crashes are trending upward, from 1,274 in 2009, to 1,393 in 2010, to 1,449 in 2011, the most recent year for which statistics were available. Furthermore, the 13.7% increase in hit-and-run deaths over that three-year period occurred while traffic deaths overall were falling 4.5%, from 33,883 in 2009 to 32,367 in 2011. Texas ranks 8th in the country among states with the highest hit and run crashes in the nation. If you have been injured in a hit and run accident Lawyer servicing the League City, Galveston, Pearland, Friendswood, Alvin,Webster, Texas City, Houston, TX areas.
What Is A Hit and Run Accident?
Protect Your Legal Rights Following A Hit And Run Crash
Texas Law On Hit-And-Run Accidents
(a) The operator of a vehicle involved in an accident that results or is reasonably likely to result in injury to or death of a person shall:
1 Immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close to the scene as possible;
2 Immediately return to the scene of the accident if the vehicle is not stopped at the scene of the accident;
3 Immediately determine whether a person is involved in the accident, and if a person is involved in the accident, whether that person requires aid; and
4 Remain at the scene of the accident until the operator complies with the requirements of Section 550.023.
(b) An operator of a vehicle required to stop the vehicle by Subsection (a) shall do so without obstructing traffic more than is necessary.
(c) A person commits an offense if the person does not stop or does not comply with the requirements of this section. An offense under this section:
1 Involving an accident resulting in:
A) Death of a person is a felony of the second degree; or
B) Serious bodily injury, as defined by Section 1.07, Penal Code, to a person is a felony of the third degree; and
2 Involving an accident resulting in injury to which Subdivision (1) does not apply is punishable by:
A) Imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for not more than five years or confinement in the county jail for not more than one year;
B) A fine not to exceed $5,000; or
C) Both the fine and the imprisonment or confinement.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Involved In Hit-and-Run Crash
What to Do If You are a Hit and Run Victim
- Check for injuries and seek medical attention immediately, if necessary.
- Contact the police to report the accident.
- Speak to any nearby witnesses to obtain information about the hit and run driver or their vehicle. Identifying the driver gives you the best chance of recovering the compensation you deserve for your losses.
- Report the accident to your insurer.
- Consult with an experienced hit and run accident lawyer to discuss your options and get help pursuing compensation through a hit and run accident insurance claim.
Why Would a Driver Flee the Scene of an Accident?
- Driving without insurance
- Driving without or on a suspended driver’s licenses
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Reckless driving
- Fear of criminal or civil penalties
Hit and Run Car Wrecks Are Dangerous
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Texas Ranks 8th In The Country Among States With The Highest Hit-And-Run Crashes
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