You are driving down a two-way highway in Texas when a car traveling in the opposite direction suddenly swerves over the double-yellow line and into your own lane. In order to avoid a head-on accident, you are forced to swerve off of the road, into ditch, and finally into a tree. Your car is totaled and you and your passenger suffer serious injuries that require hospital stays. What happened to the car that caused the accident? The driver never stopped to help, and now there is no trace of the vehicle.
In so-called miss-and-run cases, the vehicle that is responsible for the accident is not actually directly and physically involved in the car crash – and there may be little evidence to prove that they were at the accident scene at all. Also known as phantom vehicle accidents or phantom car accidents, these crashes can be extremely frustrating and costly to the injury victims who know that they were not at fault but aren’t sure how to prove it. Some miss-and-run accident victims may even be accused of fabricating a story in order to blame someone else for their crash, and many may not even try to seek compensation for their property damage and injuries.
While miss-and-run cases are often more difficult than more straightforward collision cases, it is possible to prove that another vehicle caused your accident. Having an expert who understands how to collect pertinent evidence – such as skid marks, witness testimony, and security camera footage – is key to finding justice. Even if you believe that there is no hope for your case, you should consult with a lawyer regarding your case.
If you have been injured in a Texas miss-and-run accident or phantom car accident, it is important to know and understand your legal options. Call the Rasansky Law Firm today and speak with a Dallas-Fort Worth car accident attorney who can help.