Dallas Hit-and-Run Car Accident Injury
How Is a Hit-and-Run Crash Different?
Vehicle wrecks can have devastating physical, emotional, and financial impacts on all involved, and those incidents are made even worse when one of the drivers flees the scene of the accident, commonly known as a hit-and-run.
While there are many excuses drivers give for abandoning the crash scene and perhaps an injured victim, some of the most common motives include being uninsured or unlicensed, having an outstanding warrant, and being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Regardless of the reason, a hit-and-run is a very serious offense that can be criminally prosecuted.
What Should I Do as a Hit-and-Run Victim?
In Texas, all parties involved in a vehicle crash are required by law to pull over to exchange automobile insurance and other information and provide reasonable assistance to anyone who was injured. If you are the victim of a hit-and-run, there are a number of important steps you should take:
- If possible, record the driver’s license plate number and any other distinguishing characteristics about the car or driver.
- Immediately call the police and report the incident.
- Fill out an accident report with the police; be sure to get the account of any witnesses.
- Call a personal injury lawyer before contacting your insurance company.
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AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (2016-2020)
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AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2016-2020), JOE CAPUTO (2016 – 2020) & BURGESS WILLIAMS (2016-2017) BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2009, 2011-2012, 2014-2021), JOE CAPUTO (2019-2021), BURGESS WILLIAMS (2019-2020), NEIL SOLOMON (2020-2021), & CHRISTINA HAGEN (2021) BY SUPER LAWYERS (A THOMPSON REUTERS COMPANY)
MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2017-2020), JOE CAPUTO (2019-2020), BURGESS WILLIAMS (2019-2020), NEIL SOLOMON (2019-2020), COLE GUMM (2019-2020), CHRISTINA HAGEN (2020) & BRENDAN MCQUAID (2020)
LIFETIME MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA & JOE CAPUTO
AWARDED TO ZINDA LAW GROUP (2016-2019) BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA IN 2015, 2016, 2017, AND 2020
AWARDED TO JOE CAPUTO (2016-2019) BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
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Awarded to John C (Jack) Zinda (2021) by the American Association for Justice
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What if the Hit-and-Run Driver Gets Away?
If the hit-and-run driver is never found by police or does not have insurance, receiving compensation for your medical bills, property damage, and other losses becomes more complicated. You may have to file a claim with your own insurance carrier, which may attempt to deny or minimize your claim. That is why it is in your best interest to have a skilled personal injury lawyer on your side.
Our Dallas Hit and Run Accident Attorneys Can Help
At Zinda Law Group, our Dallas car accident lawyers have built a record of achieving successful outcomes for victims of personal injury. We are dedicated to helping you seek the damages to which you are entitled, and we will not only aggressively prosecute your case but also treat you with care and compassion throughout the legal process and beyond.