Hit and run accidents are common in the United States. Essentially, a hit and run accident is when an individual driving an automobile hits a pedestrian, bicyclist, or another automobile and does not stop to identify himself or herself. Not stopping after your car hits someone or another vehicle is a crime.
If you are or have been the victim of a hit and run accident, contact a Clearwater car accident lawyer from Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, P.L.L.C. by calling 727-478-4948.
Severity of Hit and Run Accidents
Not all hit and run accidents are considered equally bad. Hit and run accidents that cause slight dents in other cars are not as consequential as hit and run accidents that cause injury to people.
Similarly, hit and run accidents that cause injury to people are not as serious as those that kill people. Regardless of the seriousness of the hit and run accidents, however, an individual caught or proved perpetrating or having perpetrated a hit and run accident will face some degree of punishment.
If you are the victim of a hit and run accident, criminal prosecution will bring justice and satisfaction. Criminal prosecution may not bring, however, any damages that resulted from the hit and run accident.
For example, an individual who is a victim of a hit and run accident might not be able to work for a certain period of time. As a result, she/he will lose wages because of a hit and run accident. In such a situation, receiving the lost wages may also be important to the victim.