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Hit and Run Accidents in San Antonio

driver crying Hit and run accidents, which may also be referred to as leaving the scene of an accident, occurs when someone is accused of not stopping after a car crash that involves property damage, injury or death. In the state of Texas, this offense can be a very serious criminal charge. Where a charge falls on the spectrum between misdemeanor and felony will depend on the severity of the damage or injury that’s caused by the accident.

Steps for to Take After a Hit and Run Accident

The Texas Transportation Code is clear about what steps a driver should take after an accident. This code covers several different types of accidents, including ones that involve injury or death, an occupied vehicle, an unattended vehicle, or fixtures. While each scenario has details that differ slightly, the big takeaway is that drivers always need to stop. If another driver is present, both must show their license upon request. And if another driver isn’t present, the one who crashed into a parked vehicle or other property is responsible for finding the owner.

What to do if You’re a Victim of a Hit and Run Accident

Although the state of Texas takes hit and run accidents very seriously and can charge an individual with a third-degree felony if they leave the scene of an accident that involves serious injury or death, those measures don’t immediately help someone who’s the victim of this offense. If you’re seriously injured in this kind of accident or a loved one is killed by a hit and run driver, you should speak with a San Antonio car wreck attorney. By obtaining a free consultation, you’ll be able to get an expert to review your case and provide trustworthy information about what kind of rights you have moving forward.

While it’s always best to get in touch with a lawyer sooner rather than later, there are two things that victims of a hit and run accident should do even sooner. The first is to call police to the scene of the accident. This will ensure that the accident is properly documented, and also provide police with a chance to find witnesses who may have information about the driver that fled the scene.

The other action that’s important to take as soon as possible is visiting a doctor. A doctor will be able to fully examine you and identify all your injuries. Since internal injuries are quite common with car accidents, it’s important to let a professional see you instead of assuming you know exactly where you were hurt.

Compensation for Bodily Injuries, Pain and Suffering, Lost Wages and Medical Bills

There are a lot of expenses that can arise for victims of hit and run accidents. If you’re in this position, a San Antonio car accident lawyer can fight on your behalf to secure the compensation you deserve for bodily injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills. For a free consultation, contact our office today.

Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos, P.C.

1844 Lockhill Selma Rd #102
San Antonio, TX 78213
Phone: (210) 308-8811

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