Article provided by: William C. Head, PC
Hit and run accidents had a 36% increase between 2014 and 2018. 50% of these cars do not have insurance; hence the driver and victim fall into a distasteful fate. Unlike other car accidents, this category has a unique strategy for acquiring medical bills and lost payrolls. It would help if you wanted to review your case with an experienced hit and run lawyer who wants to protect your legal rights.
What happens to a hit and run driver?
Drivers convicted with evasion of hit and run in Georgia face years of imprisonment and a fine. The length of time depends on the accident; hence a death will result in more severe consequences. The offender who causes property damage will face an unclassified misdemeanor.
What are the legal options of the driver?
The driver can evade massive legal repercussion by understanding the basics of the hit and run, including the following:
- Stopping the vehicle at the scene of the crime
- Assist in getting the patient with fast medical care
- Provide an address, name, and vehicle registration number to the nearest police authority
- Include your driver’s license to authenticate yourself as a qualified legal driver
How do the hit and run lawyers prove your case in court?
The benefits of our specialized attorney are the advice and advocacy you will receive through the case’s proceeding. The defense lawyer collects and preserves evidence to build a robust defense system as an investment in winning the case.
The prosecution aims to prove the offender’s guilt. We must prove all elements that place responsibility on the motor vehicle, to reveal that they were aware of the inflicted injury or damage. Our attorney may demonstrate the driver’s involvement, to argue against the defense’s plea of innocence. William C. Head can access different avenues of the system to gather factual information to help your case.
What to expect working with a hit and run lawyer
Meeting with top criminal defense attorneys will give you enough details of the oncoming processes. The lawyer can use legal search systems inclusive of CCTV footage, social media, and eyewitnesses to place and identify the driver. We comply with different policies and motorist lawsuits to obtain the right legal compensation for the client. The benefits of the process will include:
- Medical bills from the accident’s effects
- Attendant care services
- Replacement services
- Reimbursement of lost wages
We apply for you to identify with the auto insurance firm of the driver. We must comply with all requirements and insurance policies so you can get adequate compensation. The alternative is to use your own insurance company if you have a no-fault insurance policy. However, the attorney must handle a case where the victim does not have an active insurance company. We have the power to assign an insurance firm that will take your case with all conditions involved.
The hardest part about a hit and run accident is to obtain compensation. We make the process easy for you to receive treatment and emotional wellbeing with immediate effect. Talk to us on (404)-567-5515 to schedule consultation or plan a free case review.