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Hit and Run Accident Lawyer servicing the League City, Galveston, Pearland, Friendswood, Alvin, Seabrook, Kemah, Clear Lake, Houston, TX areas. 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. A hit and run accident occurs when a driver that hits another motorist fails to stop following the accident. Hit and run accidents can involve another car or truck, bicycle, or even a pedestrian. These are horrible accidents because the driver not only causes damage and injuries to another, but the fail to take responsibility for their actions. Following a hit and run auto collision, it is important know if one’s insurance policy covers uninsured or underinsured motorist claims. If the driver of the other vehicle cannot be found then you may be able to have your injuries and damages covered by your own insurance company following a hit and run accident.
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.
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