Being a truck driver is consistently cited as one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. Truckers spend long hours on the roads, often driving in poor weather and dangerous traffic conditions. Sadly, many truck drivers lose their lives in traffic collisions. One New Braunfels man is facing serious criminal charges after he struck and killed a truck driver on Interstate 35 and then fled the scene. Hit and run car accidents often result in severe injuries and fatalities. If you or a loved one were hurt in a car crash where the at-fault driver fled the scene, a personal injury attorney may be able to help.
Driver Fled the Scene of the Accident After Striking Pedestrian
A 54-year-old Texan tragically lost his life after being fatally struck during a pedestrian accident on September 11, 2021. The truck driver had exited his truck and was standing on the shoulder of the highway when a driver hit him in a Dodge Neon. The driver who caused the fatal collision left the scene of the accident but was caught by police within a few hours. He has since been arrested and charged with Accident Involving Death.
Hit and Run Accidents Resulting in Death or Injury
Being hurt in any type of car crash is shocking, but being the victim of a hit and run is especially traumatic. If you or someone you care about was hurt in a hit-and-run accident, you may be unsure of what to do next. You may wonder how you will recover compensation for your vehicle damage and medical bills.
A car accident injury attorney with experience in hit-and-run cases can help you take the next steps. In some cases, the driver is located and brought to justice. The at-fault driver’s insurer is responsible for compensating the hit and run victim for damages. However, some hit and run drivers are never found or they do not have sufficient auto insurance to cover the cost of the damages. If this situation describes you, you may still be able to recover compensation for damages through your own uninsured/underinsured motorist protection policy (UIM). Unfortunately, getting the compensation you need after a car crash can be very difficult – even when you are dealing with your own insurer. Your lawyer can advocate on your behalf and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Contact a New Braunfels Car Crash Lawyer