Hit and Run Accidents
Hit and run accidents are tragic. On top of the physical and emotional toll the accident may take on an accident victim, there is the added fact that the driver did not care enough to stop the car and see if you needed help. If you or a loved one has been involved in a hit and run accident, chances are you are rightfully upset and angry. With over 36 years of experience, Fort Worth hit and run accident lawyer William Berenson understands these feelings. He tailors his representation to the needs of each accident victim, offering a full range of services and helping you seek the compensation you deserve.Hit and Run Accidents in the DFW Area
Being the victim of any auto accident is a horrifying experience. However, hit and run accidents—along with perhaps drunk driving accidents —can be some of the most upsetting accidents because they both show an extreme lack of caring on the other driver’s behalf.
In the case of all auto accidents, the law imposes a duty on all drivers to stop and render aid when they are involved in an accident. This is a common sense law based on the common dignities we all share. If someone causes an accident, they should not flee from the scene, but should stop and make sure that the other people involved are not in need of immediate medical attention.
However, drivers routinely flee the scenes of the accidents, acting selfishly and out of fear of being found at fault for the accident. These drivers consciously disregard their legal obligation and actually end up putting themselves and others in even greater risk. When the law catches up to these hit and run drivers—and it usually does—you can hold them accountable for their selfish and reckless actions with the assistance of a hit and run accident attorney in the Fort Worth area. A jury often awards punitive damages as well.Hit and Run Accident Liability
Victims of hit and run accidents have the right to recover compensation for the damages caused by the other driver. In order to do so, an accident victim needs to prove that the other driver acted negligently, or carelessly, and that this negligence caused (or worsened) the victim’s injuries. Available damages includes amounts to cover medical bills, lost wages, disfigurement, disability and pain and suffering.Have You Been Involved in a Hit and Run Accident?
If you or a loved one have been involved in a hit and run accident, you should speak to an experienced Texas personal injury attorney immediately. In hit and run cases, the hardest part is often finding the driver. Once the driver is found and charges are pressed, juries rarely have sympathy for them or their actions.
Fort Worth hit and run accident attorney William Berenson has over 36 years of experience representing accident victims, and is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Berenson is dedicated to helping accident victims throughout the Metroplex area pursue their claims and heal from their injuries. Not only will William Berenson skillfully represent you in court, but he also has a comprehensive support system for accident victims, making the recovery process that much easier. Contact us online, or call us toll free at 1-888-801-8585 or locally at 817-855-8000 to set up a free initial consultation with a hit and run accident lawyer in Fort Worth.