What you need to know about hit-and-run accidents
Any type of accident is frustrating. When the other driver flees the scene, you're not only frustrated, but you're left alone and may not know what to do next. You may have questions: Who will pay my medical bills and property damage bills related to the accident? Do I have legal rights?
At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, we're on the side of accident victims. We understand what victims are coping with after accidents. Many of us, and our friends and family members, have gone through the same thing. If you are a victim of a hit-and-run accident, you don't have to be alone. You can talk to a strong legal advocate. Your first step is to contact our legal offices: 1-866-900-7078. We can examine the circumstances of your accident and see if we can help.
Fleeing the scene of an accident is illegal in North Carolina
Hit-and-run accidents in North Carolina are serious legal matters. It's against the law to leave the scene of an accident. Depending on the severity of the accident, a driver who flees can face serious consequences. For example, if a wrongful death occurs as a result of the hit-and-run collision, the driver could face jail time.
Remember, if you are in an accident, you must stop and provide assistance. You must exchange information with the other party or parties involved in the accident. It's the law.
If the other driver is not found, you may be able to be compensated through your own uninsured motorist policy. We can examine your options in pursuit of the compensation you deserve.
Take the following steps if you are involved in a hit-and-run accident
- Write down information about the car or truck that hit you, including license plate number and make and model of the car.
- Contact law enforcement immediately and tell them everything you know about the other driver.
- Collect contact information from any possible witnesses.
- Photograph the damage to your car and the accident scene.
- Call an experienced attorney promptly to protect your rights.
Contact the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin
A hit-and-run accident can happen quickly. You may feel helpless and lost. Remember, you have options. Talk to a North Carolina accident lawyer today. Call 1-866-900-7078 or contact us online. Your conversation is free and confidential. There is no attorney’s fee unless you recover compensation.