Hit & Run Accident Attorney
Hit & Run Accident Attorney in Arlington & DFW Areas
Our knowledgeable Arlington & DFW hit & run accident attorneys at the Law Offices of David S. Kohm can help. Call today for a free evaluation of your case. If you’re the victim of a hit and run car accident or if you’ve lost a loved one as the result of this heinous crime, you want justice and proper compensation from the perpetrator. Hit and run accidents account for approximately 11% of all vehicular accidents here in the United States. In simple terms this means that almost 700,000 hit and run accidents occur every year and the number is increasing according to the Department of Transportation.
If you’re the victim of a hit and run car accident, it is important that you take immediate action if at all possible. If you’re physically able, immediately call 911 to your location. If you have physical injuries have the dispatcher call for ambulance and fire. If you were fortunate enough to remember details of the hit and run driver, please write them down or ask help from any witnesses, if possible. The police will want any and all information that you or witnesses can provide so do your best to give a detailed accounting. As soon as you possibly can, contact a trusted car accident attorney to assist you with your hit and run case.
Hit & Run Penalties
Your local police and/or Highway Patrol will make every diligent effort to track down the hit and run perpetrator. Once they locate the suspected offender, law enforcement will require the driver to make a statement and provide the vehicle that was involved in the accident. Punishment for a hit and run crime will depend on the damages that resulted from the accident, whether the suspect driver is cooperative during the investigation, and the offenders past driving and criminal history.
As a result of the driver leaving the scene of a hit and run car accident, they can possibly face penalties both civil and criminal, loss or suspension of their driver’s license, substantial fines imposed by the court, probation, or potential jail time. Penalties for a hit and run car accident can be greatly increased depending on a number of different circumstances, like drunk driving for instance.
- Were there spinal injuries or brain injuries
- Was the hit and run perpetrator drunk or under the influence of drugs
- Was surgery performed for fractured arms, legs, wrists, feet, or other body parts
- Wrongful death
All victims of hit-and-run accidents are highly encouraged to seek the advice from a car accident attorney. Contact our knowledgeable Arlington & DFW hit & run accident attorneys at the Law Offices of David S. Kohm for a Free Evaluation of your case. If you’ve suffered injuries or have lost a loved one as a result of any motor vehicle accident, we will work for you to achieve the highest settlement possible that meets your needs, including damages for lost wages and pain and suffering.
Auto Accident Assistance
- Recover property damage
- Recover lost wages
- Recover car repair expenses
- Rental car assistance
Take action today. Contact us online or call for a free consultation or you can complete our easy online request form. If you can’t come to us, we will come to your home or hospital.
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