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What You Should Do After a Hit and Run Crash in Arizona
If anyone is injured in a hit and run accident, seek medical assistance. Offer your insurance information. For the party who fled the scene of the accident, there are severe legal consequences. Usually, hit and run is considered a criminal offense.
Call Injury Lawyers Mesa immediately for legal protection. This contact is important because the sooner you enlist the help of our attorney, the better chance for a successful outcome for your claim. Crucial evidence may be gathered right away and legal representation and advocacy begins right away. Next, the legal team will go to work right away: interviewing witnesses, accumulating evidence, examining police reports, processing any legal documentation. Right away we begin building a strong case on your behalf.
You may be able to recover all damages due to a hit and run accident, including medical costs, loss of wages (present and future), loss of earning potential, emotional trauma, pain and suffering, and proper damage.
Why Do People hit and Run in Mesa, Arizona?
Probably the most common reason that a driver speed away and not leave any identification is fear. When a driver is terrified that they are in trouble, and don’t stick around to face the possible penalty.
In many cases, drivers commit a hit and run crime because they are driving while under the influence or at fault for the crash, and they don’t want to face their guilt when the police arrive on the scene.
Other reasons for hit and run accidents in Mesa include:
Speeding or driving reckless
The driver is operating a stolen car
The car contains illegal drugs or weapons.
Operator of the vehicle is on drugs or medication.
Possible warrants out for an arrest of the driver.
Confused mental state of the car’s operator.
The driver has just committed crime or is fleeing the scene.
With the increased number of public cameras and thorough investigations, it is more difficult to get away with a hit and run crime in Mesa and throughout Arizona. Maricopa County has several traffic cameras always operating. Keep in mind, surveillance equipment is helpful when identifying criminals.
Hit and run drivers violate the law when they fail to provide contact or insurance information by leaving the scene of the accident. Regardless of the reason a driver flees the accident, you have a right to compensation.
If the driver who is negligent is found, you can file a claim for damages with the at-fault party’s insurance company. If the party is uninsured, you may file a claim through your own uninsured motorist policy.
Furthermore, if the hit and run driver is never identified, you may recover damages from a claim through an uninsured motorist policy. Collecting compensation may be complicated in this scenario, so be sure to consult with our law firm. Injury Lawyers Mesa will review the details of your car as well as examine the insurance policy and explore all sources of compensation available to you.