Hit & Run Accident Compensation Claims
Hit-and-run accidents are an unfortunate but common occurrence, that typically involve cars, pedestrians and cyclists. According to crash data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of fatal hit-and-run accidents has grown by more than 13 percent since 2009. Additionally, approximately 1 in 5 pedestrian fatalities is a hit-and-run.
Has your vehicle been damaged by another vehicle or individual that did not stop or stay at the scene of the accident? Did you know that you still may be able to recover compensation to help repair your vehicle and any other costs associated with the accident?
The team of accident injury attorneys at Harbin & Burnett have DETAILED knowledge of the auto insurance and traffic laws in South Carolina and can help to review the details of your hit and run incident.
To find out how we can help with your specific claim, call us today at 1 (888)821-0247. We offer 100% FREE consultations and only get paid when we win.*
Alternatively, fill out the Free Case Evaluation form to your right and we will contact you shortly.
South Carolina Duty to Stop Laws
According to the South Carolina Code of Laws, section 56-5-1220, drivers have a duty to stop their vehicle at the scene of an accident or as close to it as possible. However, in accidents involving only property damage, drivers may leave the scene to report the accident to the proper authorities. Anyone who fails to stop or comply with the requirements of this law is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, may be imprisoned for up to a year and/or fined up to $5,000.
Additionally, the driver of any vehicle that collides with another which is unattended shall also immediately stop and either locate or notify the operator or owner of the vehicle. The driver at-fault should leave a notice providing their name, address and statement of the circumstances.
What to Do After a Hit-and-Run Accident
After an accident, there are several steps a victim may take in order to protect themselves and their rights. First, contact law enforcement and emergency medical services right away. Try to recall and write down any information you remember about the other vehicle such as the make, model or color of the vehicle. Any details about the driver such as their hair color or the color clothing they were wearing could also help your case.
Sharing all this information can help the authorities seek out the driver who fled the scene and file charges against them.
Contact our Hit-and-Run Accident Attorneys Today
When you have been injured in a hit-and-run collision, you need tough, smart attorneys working for you. At Harbin & Burnett we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of victims who have been unjustly injured.
We are an experienced and aggressive auto accident can law firm with extensive experience negotiating and litigating. Along with comprehensive legal counsel, we can help guide you through the litigation process to ensure you receive full and fair compensation.
Our office is situated in Anderson, South Carolina and we proudly serve all the surrounding towns and cities. Additionally, we understand how a personal injury can affect your abilities to come to our offices which is why we offer free home and hospital visits.
Contact us today at 1(888)821-0247 to find out how we can help you with your auto accident claim. Your initial case consultation is completely FREE and of no-obligation to you.
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