The experienced Doylestown hit-and-run lawyers from Drake, Hileman, and Davis, PC are standing by to review the unique facts and circumstances surrounding your case. Your initial case review is free, during which we’ll go over the key facts about your accident, injuries, and other damages. It is helpful to bring along any information you can to provide evidence for review, including medical bills and proof of lost earnings. Read on to learn more about hit-and-run accidents in Pennsylvania and how one of the Doylestown hit-and-run lawyers from our firm can help.
Hit and Run Law in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Law Sec. 3742 provides that it is illegal for the driver of any vehicle that is involved in an accident that results in the injury or death of another person to leave the scene of the accident.
Rather, when a driver is involved in an accident involving the injury or death of any person, the driver is required to:
- Immediately stop their vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close as possible
- Return as soon as possible to the scene of the accident to give information and to render aid, as required by Sec. 3744
If a driver violates their duties to remain at the scene of the accident, to provide information, and to render aid as possible, they are liable for a misdemeanor in the first degree if no injury occurs. If the victim suffers serious bodily injury, the guilty driver could be held liable for a fine of $1,000, sent to prison, and convicted of a felony. If a death occurs, the guilty party faces a second-degree felony and related sentencing.
Hit-and-run accidents are taken seriously by Pennsylvania courts, and drivers who injure others because of a hit-and-run accident can be held liable for the related damages.
Medical Bills and Lost Earnings are Recoverable as Damages
Being injured due to the negligence of someone else entitles you to compensation in the form of out-of-pocket expenses. Available damages to be recovered for an injury when you can prove liability include medical bills, lost wages at work, and other out-of-pocket expenses like prescription copays, car rental bill, or Uber rides. Proving liability and damages requires a collection of evidence and the framing of the evidence within relevant laws. It also requires a comparison to the outcome of similar cases, known as case precedent.
Working with a Doylestown personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your hit-and-run accident allows you to focus on recovering from your injuries while your Doylestown hit-and-run attorney handles the rest. Our job is to make it so you can focus on seeing doctors and getting better.
Connect with a Doylestown Hit and Run Attorney to Explore the Options for Your Case
Being injured in a hit-and-run accident, or losing a loved one to such an accident, can throw your life into turmoil. If this happens, you and your family are entitled to compensation for the loss you suffered. Recovering what you are entitled to requires the collection of evidence, drafting, and filing of a claim, and the successful negotiation of an outcome that covers your costs. To learn how a Doylestown hit-and-run attorney from DHD can help, give us a call at 215-348-2088, or visit our site to schedule a consultation.