If you are involved in a car accident, you can be traumatized. If it is a hit-and-run accident, it can leave your feeling overwhelmed. Hit and run accidents can cause serious injuries. Furthermore, in a hit and run accident, you can feel hopeless because you have no one to hold responsible. Cincinnati’s hit and run accident attorneys, Young, Reverman, and Mazzei, work with you to help you receive compensation for the injuries you received from a hit and run accident. Call our office at 513-854-8885 today or complete the contact form to see how we can help you.
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How Common Are Hit-and-Run Accidents?The NHTSA reports hit-and-run accidents are quite common. In fact, about 1,500 deaths are due to this type of accident each year. Fatal hit and run accidents have steadily increased since 2009. One of the top causes of why drivers do not stop following a wreck is driving intoxicated. Between the years of 2009 and 2011, hit-and-run wrecks increased approximately 14 percent across the nation. The number of hit and runs in Ohio has been increasing since 2016. Some hit-and-run situations cause property damage; however, pedestrians are the most common victims of hit-and-run accidents. Sixty percent of hit-and-run fatalities are pedestrians. One in five pedestrian fatalities is the result of a hit-and-run accident.
Why Do Drivers Flee the Scene of an Accident?Drivers flee the scene of an accident for a number of reasons, including:
- Driving under the influence
- Outstanding warrants
- Driving on a suspended or invalid driver’s license
- Driving without insurance
- Having a criminal record
- Being on probation
- Driving while texting or talking on a mobile phone
- Falling asleep while driving
What Criminal Charges Do Hit and Run Offenders in Ohio Face?In Cincinnati, Ohio, drivers who cause property damage of personal injury must stop and provide information to the other party or wait until the police arrive on the scene. Failure to stop following a car accident is considered a criminal offense. If you do not stop after an accident, you could be facing hefty fines, incarceration, and your driver’s license can be suspended. These penalties are more severe than the penalties that they would have faced had they stopped and waited on law enforcement officers to respond.
Our Cincinnati Auto Accident Lawyers Represent Victims of Hit and Run AccidentsContact our office today if you have been involved in a hit-and-run accident. We will ensure you get the compensation and justice you deserve. The professionals at Young, Reverman, and Mazzei will review all information and determine the best course of action. We fight to ensure you receive the compensation and justice you deserve. We know what it takes to build a hit and run case. Our team of compassionate and skilled injury attorneys has the knowledge needed to handle insurance claims successfully and quickly. Call our team at 513-854-8885 to learn how we can help maximize your insurance claim.
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