It is against the law to leave the scene of a Georgia car accident which results in an injury or fatality. Under Georgia Statute 40-6-270: “The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or the death of any person . . . shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of the accident.” Failing to remain at the scene, exchange information or to render aid is a crime.
However, a criminal conviction for involvement a hit-and-run accident will not automatically result in financial compensation for the victim or their family. To receive monetary support for their losses, injured victims or their families must file a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver.
Hit-and-run drivers aren’t always apprehended or identified, which makes it difficult for victims or their families to hold them accountable. In such cases an experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer will be able to advise them about other avenues of compensation. Some families may be able to receive compensation through the uninsured motorist clause of their own auto insurance policy. An Atlanta personal injury attorney can review your case and help you get the support you need during these difficult times.
Grant Law Office has helped many families. Let our Atlanta fatal truck accident attorneys help yours. Contact us today at (866) 249-5513.