Albuquerque’s weather and miles of paths and trails make it a pedestrian-friendly city. However, the presence of pedestrians on or near roadways increases the chances of walkers, joggers and bikers being struck by a vehicle. If you have suffered a hit and run accident, seek TUF legal help from Hinkle Law Offices, P.C.
Reasons for Hit and Run Accidents
There are a number of factors that may contribute to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian, such as:
- Sun in the driver’s eyes
- Low visibility of pedestrians because of lack of reflective clothing
- Poor weather conditions
- Road hazards
It is unlawful for a driver to leave the scene of an accident, yet many do. Reasons for hit and runs include:
- Driver is unaware of striking a pedestrian or cyclist (more likely when alcohol is involved)
- Driver is scared
- Driver has previous traffic or criminal charges and is trying to avoid more severe consequences
The bottom line: there is no good reason for a hit and run accident. Victims are entitled to justice, and at-fault drivers must face the consequences.
No Reason for Financial Suffering
Drivers accused of hit and run accidents face criminal penalties, such as jail time, fines and driver education classes. While these may deter future criminal driving behavior, criminal penalties do not ease your suffering. To get relief from your financial hardships after a hit and run accident, you may need the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer.
A personal injury case may help you get compensation to cover:
- Property damage
- Medical expenses, including prescription drugs and rehabilitative treatment
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
If you lost a loved one in a hit and run accident, you may fight for similar compensation through a wrongful death claim.
The Hinkle Law Offices has years of experience fighting for justice on behalf of victims of hit and run accidents. The attorneys there provide the personal attention you deserve and the TUF representation you need to pursue justice. Contact Hinkle Law Offices in Albuquerque, NM to schedule a free initial consultation.