Accidents happen. Sometimes they’re unavoidable, other times they’re simply the fault of a negligent party. Hit-and-run accidents, on the other hand, are inexcusable crimes that can result in physical, emotional, and financial despair for the unfortunate victim.
If you’re not familiar with a hit-and-run, it is when an auto accident occurs involving either other vehicles, pedestrians, or even inanimate objects–and the person responsible for the accident flees the scene. Reasons why people may leave the scene of a hit-and-run? The driver may have been under the influence or possibly driving while distracted (texting, for example), and they want to avoid taking responsibility for their negligence. Some people simply panic and don’t know what else to do but leave the scene of the accident.
Regardless of why people may flee, it’s both wrong and illegal. And if you or someone you know is the victim of a hit-and-run accident in the District, you need a DC/MarylaHit-and-Run Attorney you can trust and rely on, like those at The Lapidus Law Firm.
DC, Maryland And Virginia Hit-and-Run Statistics
While hit-and-run accidents don’t account for a large percentage of all accidents or accident-related fatalities, they happen often enough to cause concern. From 2006 to 2016, in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia, a total of 555 people lost their lives due to a hit-and-run accident.
Broken down per year and per state, that may not seem like a significant number, but consider the whole–555 victims who ultimately lost their lives, and someone deserted the scene of the accident.
What You Should Do If You’re Involved In A Hit-and-Run Accident
If you’re the victim of a DC or Maryland hit-and-run accident, contact the police and medical personnel immediately (in the case of property damage, just call the police). Your well-being is top priority, so you want to be sure you’re getting medical attention if you’re injured–no matter how minor you may think the injury is. Once you’ve received medical attention, call The Lapidus Law Firm.
DC or Maryland Hit-and-Run Attorney
If you’re involved in a hit-and-run accident in DC or Maryland, contact The Lapidus Law Firm. With years of experience and in-depth knowledge of hit-and-run and personal injury law, The Lapidus Law Firm is here to assist you with all your legal needs.
As an accident victim, you could be facing mounting medical bills, lost wages, and personal pain and suffering. Our Hit-and-Run Attorneys will guide you through the whole process and will work tirelessly to get you fair and reasonable compensation.
Call The Lapidus Law Firm today at (202) 785-5111 in DC or at (301) 852-7500 in Maryland to set up a free, no-obligation consultation via Zoom.