Advice in Colorado Hit and Run Car Accident Claims – Norton Personal Injury Law Offices

Being involved in an automobile accident can be a terrifying experience, but even so—drivers are required to remain at the scene of the accident until the proper police authorities arrive. If a driver fails to do so and flees the scene of the accident, he can face extreme legal charges. If you are involved in a hit and run accident, the first thing that may be going through your mind is —-What do I do now? Luckily, a Colorado automobile accident attorney can help navigate you through these confusing times. If you are injured as a result of the driver’s negligence, you will need an aggressive automobile accident attorney to properly investigate your case and help bring your hit and run driver to justice.

Why do drivers flee?

Drivers may flee the scene of an automobile accident for many reasons, but the majority of them are usually trying to avoid responsibility, civil liability and/or criminal charges. While there are many reasons for a hit and run accident, here are a few examples:

  • Underage driver – scared of being in trouble
  • Drinking and Driving – scared of being arrested for a DUI
  • Possession of Illegal Drugs
  • Possession of Illegal Firearms
  • Possession of stolen goods or stolen vehicle
  • Elderly driver uncertain and confused as to what happened
  • Driver who was driving without insurance
  • Driver who was driving without a license

Even though there may be many reasons why a driver would flee the scene of an accident—in the state of Colorado it is illegal to do so—for any reason. Hit and Run drivers may be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony — if the accident resulted in another person’s death.

If you or someone you love was involved in an automobile accident with a hit and run driver, you will need an aggressive Colorado automobile accident attorney on your side. Your attorney will need to work closely with insurance companies and police officials to ensure that all of your medical needs are met until the driver of the vehicle can be found.

For more information about our commitment to client service in serious car accident cases, contact a knowledgeable personal injury attorney at Norton Law Offices. We make visits at your home and are available on evenings and weekends.