Northwest Arkansas Hit-and-Run Car Accident Attorneys
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Arkansas Code Ann. § 27-53-103 requires that the driver of any motor vehicle involved in an accident resulting injury to or death of any person or damage to any vehicle that is driven by any person shall give his or her name, address, and registration. Further, every driver in an accident resulting in injury or death must remain at the scene of the accident for a reasonable time. Failure to remain at the scene is a violation of Arkansas law.
If you have been injured in a hit-and run accident, it can be a shock to see the person that hit you leaving the scene. People leave the scene of an accident for any number of reasons, and there is almost always an effort to hide something they were doing wrong. Common reasons why a someone may leave the scene of accident are:
- They don’t have a valid driver’s license.
- They may be driving on a suspended license or have too many tickets.
- There is an outstanding warrant for arrest.
- They are drunk or on drugs.
- They have something illegal in their vehicle.
- They don’t have car insurance.
- They may not have permission to drive the car.
- They may be driving a company car, seeking to avoid trouble with their employer.
No matter how angry or distraught you may be—DO NOT attempt to get back in your vehicle and chase after the person that hit you. Why? First, it is in the interest of your physical well being that you remain at the scene. When you are involved in a car accident your body will be full of adrenaline, and you may not realize you were hurt. Attempting to chase after the bad driver could end up hurting your self worse, or prevent emergency medical providers from treating you right away. Secondly, chasing down other vehicles is not safe. The person you are chasing will likely be speeding and swerving through traffic (meaning you will have to do the same to keep up)—this could result in another car accident, hurting yourself further, or hurting another innocent person.
Hit-and-run accidents require victims to act fast and almost always require an attorney to rapidly investigate and work with law enforcement officials, insurance companies, and storage facilities to properly obtain and preserve evidence of any illegal activity.
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At Keith Law Group we have the knowledge and resources needed to secure full and fair compensation for your accident related losses. When you hire us, we will take swift action to investigate your accident and preserve critical evidence in your case. Our lawyers will pursue an aggressive case strategy designed to win maximum compensation as quickly as possible.