Car accidents are scary. Whether it is deemed to be your fault, not your fault, or somewhere in-between, it can be frustrating and distressing for almost anyone to deal with the aftermath of a car crash. If the accident is deemed not your fault—like in the event of someone hitting you, then driving away afterwards—eventually that surge of adrenaline will likely be replaced with feelings of anger over the damage to your vehicle, and worries about what your next steps should be in the process. If the driver of the other vehicle flees the scene after colliding with your car, there are two phone calls you need to make. The first call, of course, is to 911—the second call should be to Barber Law Firm, your experienced personal injury attorneys.
Increased Penalties in Texas
While it is an unfortunate and frightening experience for anyone to go through, if you are the victim of a hit and run accident in Dallas, Texas, or elsewhere in the state, you may be relieved to know that the state has recently increased penalties for drivers who leave the scene after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. As of September 1st, 2013, the penalty for the guilty party involved in a fatal hit and run is being changed to a second-degree felony, with a max penalty of 20 years behind bars.
Call the Best
If you have been in any kind of car accident, truck accident, or hit and run accident—regardless of fault—we at Barber Law Firm can help. Give us a call today: 972-525-2550. We are also running a promotional TollTag contest for our clients—ask us for more information.