When you are involved in an automobile accident, emotions can run high. Fear, worry, and stress can persist for weeks, even years, following a serious accident. When the driver at fault flees the scene of an accident, these feelings can intensify.
In any automobile accident resulting in property damage, injury, or death, Texas law requires the involved parties to remain at the scene, render aid, exchange information, and wait for law enforcement, if contacted. A failure to remain at the scene of even a simple accident and perform these actions is a crime punishable by up to a year in prison. An accident which causes death or injury can carry even heavier criminal penalties.
In addition to criminal liability, a hit and run driver may also face civil liability for injuries you suffered because of their actions. If you or a loved one has been hurt by a hit and run driver in San Antonio, contact the experienced lawyers at Ananin, Chermol, Khattar, Fishman, PLLC today.
To best preserve your legal rights and ensure that you are fully compensated for all of the damages you suffered, the following steps should be taken after a hit and run accident:
If you are looking for legal advice regarding a hit and run accident in San Antonio, TX, please contact the experienced lawyers at Anain, Chermol, Khattar, Fishman, PLLC. Call us at (866) MY1LAWYER or visit 1Lawyer.com and fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and get help as soon as possible.