Phoenix Hit and Run Car Accident Lawyers
By Attorney Mark Breyer
Being involved in a hit and run accident as the victim is very upsetting. There are very strict laws in Arizona if you leave the scene of a car accident. If you are ever involved in a car accident, you are required to stop your vehicle immediately and stay as close to the accident scene as possible. If you cause serious injury or a fatal injury and you leave the scene of the accident, you are likely to be charged with a class 4 felony.
A hit and run can be more than just leaving the scene of the car accident. If you do not give your information to the other party that may be considered a hit and run. If you refuse to wait for the police or file an accident report that may be considered a hit and run as well. The majority of hit and runs in Arizona are involving parked cars. Others typically involve very serious injury or fatal wounds. As a loved one, when your family member is killed as a result of a hit and run there can be nothing more devastating. Family members want justice and they deserve justice to find out who claimed the life of their loved one and exactly the facts surrounding the car accident.
Fleeing from the scene of an accident immediately escalates the charges against the person responsible for the car accident. Car accidents which do not lead to fatalities can still result in serious charges if you hit an individual and leave the scene of the accident in Phoenix. If you are the victim of a hit and run in Arizona, you are likely to have medical bills, lost wages and future medical expenses as well. If your family member has been the victim of an automobile hit and run injuries, it is important consult an experienced lawyer.
Arizona hit and run laws are A.R.S. 28-661 and 28-662. These Arizona statutes for Arizona hit and runs tell people what happens if they are involved in a hit and run and do not stop at the scene of the accident and cause bodily harm or fatal injuries to the innocent victim. Besides being charged with a felony, the person who is the driver of a hit and run vehicle, will also lose their license for five years. The department of motor vehicles can also choose to permanently revoke the driving license of a person who committed a hit and run. Drivers who leave the scene of an accident also face significant penalties. The stakes are very high for drivers who commit a hit and run car accident.
As for the family of a person who has been killed in a wrongful death matter or a person who has been injured, it is absolutely infuriating and extremely upsetting. Being involved in a fatal car accident or sustaining a serious injury in a car accident is difficult enough, but to not know who is the culpable party and to know that someone was so heartless that they could just drive away from the scene of the car accident is just unbelievably shocking. There is no excuse whatsoever for leaving the scene of a hit and run accident. If you do choose to leave the scene, you should turn yourself in because eventually people will find you and put all the pieces together. An experienced lawyer who is involved in hit and run accidents can help find the assailant. At Breyer Law Offices, we understand the devastation that being involved in a hit and run accident can cause to individuals and families. If you know a person who has committed a hit and run, you can call 1-800-6-HIT-N-RUN and we will give an award as we know the devastation that these families and individuals suffer. You can call this hotline be totally anonymous. When you call, your information will remain anonymous and will go directly to the correct police agency that can help find the assailant.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a hit and run accident in Phoenix, call lawyers Alexis and Mark Breyer. Being involved in a serious car accident or a loved one who has been killed merits hiring the best lawyers you can find. Our office has been helping the victims of hit and run accidents for over 15 years. Mark Breyer is a top rated lawyer by the State Bar of Arizona. He has received Top 100 Personal Injury Lawyers in Arizona and has received the distinguished honor of being named an expert in injury and wrongful death law by the State Bar of Arizona. Our success rate is 90% and we can help you too.