What You Need To Know About Hit And Run Accidents

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Accidents involving motor vehicles are tough enough to deal with as it is. In an instant, you find yourself in a position where you’ve been hurt, a loved one has been hurt, or where your car, truck, or motorcycle has been damaged. You could be a pedestrian or bicyclist, too, who was at the wrong place at the wrong time. When a driver flees the scene of an accident or fails to provide driver documentation, it’s called a hit and run accident. While it’s against the law to leave the scene of an accident, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 700,000 of these accidents occur every year. That’s 11 percent of all auto accidents nationwide.

Understanding why another driver would flee the scene of an accident can be confusing. They might not have insurance, be driving intoxicated, not have a valid driver’s license, or even…

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