Car accidents are serious issues. They, of course, can cause damage to cars but also can cause injury to people as well. When someone driving a car hits another car, a pedestrian, or bicyclist, the driver of the first car is required by law to stop and communicate with the driver or owner of the car.
If the driver hits a car with no one in it, the driver is supposed to leave their contact information on the windshield (or some other visible location) of the car. If the driver hits a pedestrian or bicyclist, then they are required to pull over the car and check the condition on the individual hit so that they can take appropriate action to ensure the safety and health of the individual hit.
Unfortunately, and illegally, drivers who hit pedestrians, bicyclists, or other cars sometimes do not stop. As the name suggests, they hit and run. Fleeing from the scene of a car accident is a crime. Drivers may flee for several reasons, including:
Whatever the reason is, however, hitting and running is against the law.
If you are hit by a car that flees the scene, it is important to get the license plate of the car or some other identifying information about it. The police should be informed as soon as possible within 24 hours of the accident. A driver that hits a pedestrian, bicyclist, or another car is liable to pay damages.
If you or someone you know has been hit in a hit and run collision, contact the Milwaukee car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900.