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Hit and Run Car Accidents 

By Jun 12, 2021 Posted in Personal Injury

Were you in a car accident with a hit and run or phantom driver? You might think you are out of luck in placing liability on a person you cannot track down, but this is not always the case. Even if the driver cannot be identified or located, you can and should file a claim with your own insurance company due to your loss. If your insurance company denies you full coverage or does not reimburse you for your out-of-pockets, you can file a claim against your own insurer. Hit and Run Accidents in Texas  Leaving the scene of an accident in Texas is illegal. It is a crime with penalties ranging from six months in jail to ten years in prison, along with hefty fines. Knowingly leaving the scene after striking a pedestrian or cyclist or with knowledge that the collision caused bodily injury is heinous. Even leaving the scene of an accident only to return later is still illegal. If you were involved in an accident with a hit and run driver, you need to call the police immediately to file a damage report, seek medical treatment, and provide a description of the driver and/or the vehicle, and any damage sustained to their car due to the impact. The police can put out an all points bulletin and even notify regional authorities and the news media of the driver’s physical description and the description of the car. Often suspects are caught within a few days after their vehicle […]

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