INJURED IN A HIT & RUN ACCIDENT?
PHOENIX PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
Driving laws require motorists involved in an auto accident to stay and exchange information with all other motorists involved, or report the accident to the police. All too often, the person at fault for the accident flees in order to avoid the consequences that could follow. Do not suffer in silence, you may still have a claim. Team up with a Phoenix personal injury lawyer to see what steps to take next.
Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo is comprised of Phoenix personal injury attorneys with over 90 years of combined experience. Let us help you fight for the compensation you deserve. We are rated Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell® thanks to the professional attitude and successful track record we have acquired in our extensive experience. Trust us to handle your accident case with confidence while protecting your interests.
WHY DO PEOPLE FLEE THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT?
Many people question the reasoning for people to flee. While some see this act as inhumane and cruel, others see it as protecting themselves from penalties. Either way, this act is illegal and comes with harsh penalties.
Some common reasons people leave the scene of an accident include:
- They were committing another crime while driving
- They were under the influence of drugs or alcohol when involved in the accident
- They were driving without a valid driver’s license when involved in the accident
- They were afraid of the possible consequences
- They did not want to go to jail
- They did not want to pay the large fines often involved after accidents
- They have road rage and chose not to stop
Regardless of the excuse that the driver has for fleeing, the law is the law and there are consequences for breaking it. The penalties depend on the unique case and if there was serious injury involved in the accident.
COMPENSATION THROUGH TIRELESS ADVOCACY
Even if you cannot determine the identity of the driver who fled, you can still file a claim for compensation. You may be able to receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and other damages you have suffered by letting an aggressive Phoenix car accident attorney handle your case.