Injured by a hit-and-run driver in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas? Call Rasansky Law Firm at 1-877-405-4313 to learn how we can help!
We offer free over-the-phone consultations, and can explain the options available to you moving forward. If we feel that we can help with your case, we’ll do so for no cost to you. We only earn a fee if we actually put money in your pocket.
A car accident is a traumatic event for any driver, especially when the person that caused the accident flees the scene. Hit and run accidents occur far too frequently in Dallas and its surrounding cities, and most victims are left with many questions and few answers. Our job is to answer these questions, make sure no stone is left unturned, and to do everything we can to ensure that you are not left in the cold, holding the bill for someone else’s negligence.
Regardless of whether or not the driver was located, it may be possible to recover compensation for your accident so you can take care of your medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and other related losses. Call our Dallas attorneys today at 1-877-405-4313 for your free consultation.
Hit and run accidents and Texas law.
The state of Texas doesn’t take hit and run car accidents lightly. This kind of criminal offense is considered a third-degree felony if the accident involved bodily injury, and a second-degree felony if someone is killed in the crash (which carries the same punitive weight as an intoxicated manslaughter charge). It’s not uncommon for judges across the state to hand out harsh sentences to these offenders in the hopes of sending a message to the community that is not okay to leave the scene of an accident without stopping to render aid.
The levying of criminal charges is completely in the hands of police, but until the at-fault driver is identified, you’re unfortunately left holding the bill. The insurance company is not eager to help you or provide meaningful advice, bills are piling up, and police are not likely to share the results of their investigation until it’s been completed—which could take months.
Before another day passes, let us look into the facts of your case and see if we may be able to help out. The call is free, there’s no pressure to make a decision, and honestly, it never hurts to have a second pair of eyes looking out for your best interests.
Identifying the hit and run driver.
Depending on where the car crash occurred, it may be possible to track down the responsible driver and hold them accountable. For instance, traffic cameras and private security cameras may have captured video of the perpetrator or their vehicle near the location of the wreck, or another driver may have a partial license plate number or dashcam video.
Issuing a press release through local media outlets could lead to viewer tips and more exposure, and alerting area body shops of the suspect’s damaged vehicle can result in positive identification.
Here are some of the reasons why some people in Dallas flee the scene of a car accident:
- They have no car insurance or are woefully underinsured
- They have prior convictions
- They were drunk or intoxicated leading to the accident
- They didn’t have their driver’s license at the time of the accident
- They aren’t legally permitted to operate a vehicle (such as in the case of an underage teen).
- They simply don’t want to pay for the damage
Insurance matters in a Texas hit and run accident.
It’s estimated that one out of every five Texas drivers does not carry liability insurance. Even if the hit and run driver is identified—but it’s discovered that they don’t have a valid insurance policy—you will likely never recover a penny from them, even if you win a judgement in court. This is why it’s so important to purchase uninsured motorist coverage for your own insurance policy.
Even when the hit-and-run driver or car cannot be identified, it may still be possible to recover compensation by way of filing an uninsured motorist claim with your insurance company. That being said, please be aware that car insurance companies are not in the business of offering anything close to what you’re legally owed. Attempting to file such a claim on your own (without an attorney) can put you at a serious disadvantage right off the bat. Remember that their goal is to pay out as little as possible (if anything at all), while our goal is to fight for every penny you deserve.
As you seek treatment for your injuries and wait for the police to do their work, it is imperative that you get in touch with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible in order to make sure you don’t get further taken advantage of.
Our Dallas car accident attorneys will get straight to work interviewing any witnesses, collecting any evidence on your behalf, proving up your damages, and compiling a body of evidence that will help ensure you have the best chance at recovering every dollar you deserve. Contact us today by calling 1-877-405-4313 (toll-free) or by emailing us using the contact form on this page.
Speak With a Dallas Hit and Run Attorney For Free
The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.