The number of hit and run collisions has been steadily increasing over the past 2 decades. More than 10% of crashes in the United States involve a driver who flees the scene of the accident. At the Law Offices of Todd Durham, we think it’s important for all drivers to know that a significant percentage of these accidents involve inebriated drivers who know that the penalty for the offense will be lessened if they are not detected until after the alcohol leaves their system. What is worse, in 75% of hit and run accidents, the victim dies due to trauma from the event.
What You Can Do
If you see a hit and run event occur the right thing to do is report it. Some states have a program that ensures anonymity for persons reporting a hit and run. In 47 of the 50 states, fleeing the scene of an accident where someone is killed is a felony.
If You Have Been a Victim
If you or a loved one has been hurt or even killed in a hit and run accident in Lewisville, there are many reasons to seek recourse, such as public awareness and attitude shift, emotional closure, and lifting of debilitating and unfair financial burdens. Todd Durham, an experienced accident attorney, can help you gain appropriate compensation. He can be reached at 214-222-4000 or contact us .