Few Alabama road accidents are more dangerous than hit and run accidents.
These occurrences are cowardly acts by drivers who are too afraid of the legal consequences of their actions to stay near the scene of the accident and help the accident victim. Too many times, the difference between life and death for Alabama motorists and pedestrians depends on the help of drivers who caused the accident.
Hit and run accidents are not limited to accidents between Alabama motorists, either.
Pedestrians are also likely to suffer injuries from a hit and run driver, but unfortunately these injuries often prove fatal, with the hit and run vehicle turning into a lethal steel weapon pointed directly at defenseless pedestrians.
The hit and run itself often intersects with the use of alcohol or other illegal substances, demonstrating that the legal responsibilities and liabilities of negligent hit and run drivers can become quite complex. No matter the variation of your hit and run accident, if you or a loved one has been a victim of a hit and run, you need an experienced Alabama accident attorney who will fight for the justice you deserve.
Understand that under Alabama law, hit and run drivers are committing a felony when they leave the scene of any accident which causes injuries or a death to their struck victims.
While felonies will result in criminal prosecution, that alone will not give you the legal relief you deserve, especially if you have experienced significant injuries that demand expensive medical care.
If you are a family member of a loved one who passed away after being struck by a negligent hit and run driver, Alabama law permits a spouse or surviving family member to file a lawsuit on the deceased victim's behalf.
Contact Alabama hit and run accident attorney Noel B. Leonard to schedule a consultation or call (251) 597-0695 today and learn more about the fullest extent of your legal rights as a hit and run victim or surviving family member in need of justice.