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Hit and Run Accident

Fleeing the scene of an accident is illegal in all 50 states. If someone is hurt in the accident, fleeing the scene amounts to a felony hit and run.

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident or pedestrian accident with a driver who fled the scene, a hit and run accident lawyer can help. Since 1959, our car accident attorneys have helped clients throughout Pennsylvania and all over the United States. We will fight for your rights. Our attorneys have received national recognition for their trial victories and outstanding service to their clients. We have been named among the Best Lawyers in America (via Best Lawyers), Best Law Firms (U.S. News and World Report), and among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania. Most importantly, we get results. Call or email us today to arrange a free consultation. No settlement, no fee.

The Consequences of Fleeing the Scene of an Accident

While fleeing the scene of a crash can have serious consequences, it’s not entirely uncommon. According to a recent study by the AAA Foundation, nearly 11 percent of all auto accidents reported involved a hit and run driver. Approximately 6 out of 10 of fatal hit and run victims were pedestrians.

In Pennsylvania, a hit and run accident is a criminal act. The law requires you to stop and exchange information with the other driver in the event of a crash. If you leave the scene of an accident, you may face a third degree misdemeanor charge which can carry up to one year in prison along with a fine of up to $2,500 or more if someone was injured in the accident.

What To Do After a Hit and Run Accident

If you are involved in a car accident and the other driver leaves the scene, don’t panic.  The first thing you should do is get help for any injuries that you or your passengers may have. It’s important to contact the police and give them as much information as you can about the car that hit you including make, model, and if possible license plate number. Speak with any witnesses near the scene of the accident who may have seen the other vehicle. Note any paint transfer left on your car, and take photographs.  At Munley Law, we work closely with expert investigators to obtain witness statements and review surveillance footage in order to track down hit and run drivers.

In the event that the at-fault driver cannot be found, you still have some options. Uninsured motorist coverage on your insurance policy exists for just such a predicament.

Your Next Step: Call a Hit and Run Accident Lawyer at Munley Law

At Munley Law we help hit and run accident victims file personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits to recover compensation for medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, an experienced Scranton hit and run accident lawyer at Munley Law is ready to fight for you today. Our services do not cost you a penny unless we recover for you. Call today at (855) 866-5529  or use our online form to schedule your free consultation.

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