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New Hampshire Hit & Run Accident Lawyer

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Hit & run accidents can be traumatic and lead to serious injuries or even death. In the U.S. there are thousands of injuries and deaths caused by hit & run accidents each year. These type of accidents can cause even more emotional turmoil because the families of a lost loved one cannot hold the negligent driver responsible.

Not being able to receive justice for injured victims can make the aftermath of an accident much more difficult. There are times that the driver can be identified through witnesses or car damages, but it is not common unfortunately. If you are the victim of a hit and run accident, team up with a New Hampshire car accident attorney from our firm right away.

Hit & Run Lawyers in New Hampshire

Taking part in a hit & run accident is a crime in the state of New Hampshire. The statutes around hit and run are found in RSA 264:25 and it states that:

"The driver of a vehicle who knows or should have known that he or she has just been involved in any accident which resulted in death, personal injury or damages to property, shall immediately stop such vehicle as the scene of the accident."

A driver who violates this law can be charged with a class B felony. If the driver is identified and arrested, they are subject to criminal prosecution along with civil action by the victim of the hit and run.

Causes of Hit & Run Accidents

There are many reasons that drivers choose to run from the scene of an accident. One common reason is that they do not have insurance on their vehicle and they do not want to be caught. Some other reasons, include:

  • The driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • The driver is distracted or not paying attention
  • The driver is afraid of the repercussions
  • The driver has road rage
  • The driver does not have a valid license to drive

Fear is the primary reason for a driver to run after being involved in an accident. There are consequences that can follow a car accident and they may not want to face them. None of the above reasons are excusable or accepted after a hit and run.

A New Hampshire Car Accident Lawyer Can Help You

If you have been involved in a hit and run accident, you may be able to receive compensation. While it is not possible to recover damages from the negligent party without knowing their identity, insurance companies can help. Most insurance policies have coverage for uninsured or underinsured motorists. This is meant to help victims receive the compensation that they need after their accident. You may be able to recover damages for your medical costs, lost wages and any other financial hardships you are facing.

It is encouraged to have the help of an experienced New Hampshire car accident attorney to help you in your case! Call Mulvey, Cornell & Mulvey today to schedule a free case evaluation!

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