When an individual causes an accident, it is their moral and legal obligation to stop and deal with the consequences of the accident. In other words, they have a duty to provide the person they hit and possibly injured with proper information. However, there are too many drivers who cause accidents and flee the scene because they do not want to deal with the victim, their insurance company and/or law enforcement.
It’s the Law: STOP!
Under New York laws, if a driver causes an accident, they are bound by the law to stop and deal with the accident. In 2005, new laws were passed to further prevent hit-and-run accidents. Amongst other things, the new laws have increased the penalties for at-fault motorists who leave the scene of an accident.
The punishment for an individual who fails to comply with the New York hit and run laws is either serving a jail term or a paying a fine in cases where the injures are minor. The length of jail time or the amount of monetary fine may vary depending upon the facts surrounding the accident.
Compensation for Hit-an-Run Victims
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident where the responsible party fled the scene, you may be able to seek compensation through your own car insurance policy. Your New York car accident attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve.
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If you or a loved has been involved in a hit-and-run accident and suffered serious personal injuries, the experienced New York accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us toll free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800 WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). We can also help with personal injury claims in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida.
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