Understanding Hit and Run Consequences in Texas

Understanding Hit and Run Consequences TexasPeople who have been involved in a hit and run accident may suffer from serious physical injuries as well as emotional trauma as a result of a driver’s negligence. Motorists, who choose to flee the scene of an accident rather than take responsibility for the damage they have caused, may be subjected to severe hit and run consequences. At Todd Durham Law Firm, our attorneys will stop at nothing to find the motorists who caused your injuries and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.

Hit and Run Penalties

In 2013, Texas strengthened the hit and run consequences for those who leave the scene of a crime that involves injuries or death. According to the Texas State Legislature, people who leave the scene of a car accident will be charged with a second degree felony, the same as those charged with intoxication manslaughter. Drivers convicted of a hit and run may also face the following penalties:

  • Prison time for a maximum of five years
  • A maximum fine of $5,000
  • Loss of driver’s license
  • May be required to pay for the expenses, pain and suffering of the injured individual

Hit and run consequences can be deadly. While minor accidents may result in whiplash, broken bones or lacerations, more severe cases can have a bleaker outcome. People can receive traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries or even become paralyzed. For many people who suffer these injuries, the financial expenses and emotional burden may become too much to bear. That is where we come in.

Seek Compensation for Your Injuries

Although some hit-and-run cases may be more difficult to solve, as they involve the capture of the assailant, our team has extensive experience handling these types of cases. The attorneys at Todd Durham Law Firm are committed to completing your case, and will work diligently in getting you the compensation you deserve. Call us today at [PHONE] so we can get started on your case.