When confronted with the possibilities of facing consequences for one’s actions, it is a primal instinct for many people to try and take the easy way out to free themselves of any wrongdoing. In simple terms, some people aren’t willing to be held accountable for their actions, and will go so far as to break the law to escape the consequences.
Between increased insurance rates and repair costs, it’s understandable that persons causing an accident would fear its consequences. Sadly, there are people who would willingly leave their victims in a state of distress, resulting in a hit-and-run collision.
This scenario is unfortunately common. Victims of such crimes have already suffered physical injury in most cases, and the added stress of being abandoned by those responsible can be overwhelming. It is truly an unacceptable act.
Important Information for Hit & Run Victims
In California, it is a crime to leave the scene of most accidents without first exchanging basic information, including insurance information. Some people choose to break the law instead, and try to escape accountability by fleeing the scene before information is exchanged. The rising cases of hit-and-run accidents point to an uncomfortable and increasing trend in the State of California.
Fortunately for the victims, most of these perpetrators are eventually apprehended and prosecuted. For the victims of such crimes, all is not lost because once apprehended perpetrators of a hit and run are more often than not judged to be guilty of their offense. In the eyes of most jurors, it is a despicable and cowardly act, which can serve as a aggravating factor against the defendant. With the help of an experienced Chico hit-and-run accident attorney, victims can even recover punitive damages from their assailants.
Experienced Hit & Run Attorneys in Chico, Oroville & Orland
In most hit-and-run accidents, a victim won’t even know the identity of the perpetrator, let alone what to do next. At The Law Offices of Max G. Arnold, we help victims find those that have wronged them; we also help them make claims against their own insurance if that person cannot be found. Accident victims can also expect assistance in obtaining vital medical treatment, even if you don’t health coverage. It’s a complex process, and you owe it to yourself to hire an experienced hit-and-run accident attorney to assist you every step of the way.
Our experienced advocates can help you succeed in your hit-and-run accident claim. Call (707) 535-1920 for a free consultation today.