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Hit And Run Accidents

Hit and Run Accident Lawyers in Philadelphia

Our Firm Provides Experienced Legal Guidance for Pennsylvania Residents Involved in Hit and Runs

In Pennsylvania, drivers who are involved in car accidents are required to stop and take certain steps before leaving the scene. Failing to do this can have severe consequences for the at-fault driver, but also for any injured parties who are unable to receive medical aid because of the responsible party’s actions.

If you were recently injured in a hit and run accident, it is crucial to contact an experienced car accident attorney who can help you seek the compensation you deserve.

Call us today at (215) 486-0123 or complete our online form for your consultation.

The Legal Duties of the Driver

All drivers who are involved in an accident that results in property damage or the injury or death of another person are required by law to stop and provide certain information to the other parties and responding police officers.

These include his or her:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Vehicle registration number
  • Driver’s license number
  • Insurance information

Additionally, drivers are also required to give reasonable assistance to any injured parties. This includes making arrangements for that person to be transported to a doctor, surgeon, or hospital for treatment, but only if it is apparent that treatment is necessary or if the injured party requests it.

If a police officer does not respond to the accident and the injured parties are unable to receive the driver’s information, the driver must report the accident to the nearest police department.

The penalties for failing to fulfill these responsibilities can be very serious. For example, a hit and run driver can be charged with either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances of the case, which could result in a prison sentence of up to seven years.

Collecting Compensation

Criminal penalties are not the only repercussions in a hit and run case. This is because a hit and run driver can be held legally responsible for an injured party’s expenses if his or her negligent or reckless driving caused an accident.

As a result, the at-fault party may be required to pay for some or all the following damages:

  • Medical costs
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future income
  • Pain and suffering
Collecting compensation is especially important for victims who sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash as treatment may cost thousands of dollars and require painful surgeries and physical therapy. Injured parties may also be required to take time off from work or pay for a replacement vehicle, all of which can quickly become financially overwhelming.

Notable Case Results

Always Pursing the Best Possible Outcome
  • Motorcycle Accident $35.1 Million
  • Truck Accident $10 Million
  • Bicycle Accident $4.8 Million
  • Truck Accident $4.3 Million
  • Truck Accident $3.3 Million
  • Pedestrian Accident $2.4 Million
  • Car Accident $1.7 Million
  • Car Accident by Drunk Driver $1.4 Million
  • Premises Liability $1.3 Million
  • Assault by Club Employee $1 Million
In the Media

Throughout the years, our firm and our individual attorneys have been recognized in both local and national media for our extensive legal knowledge, experience, and record of success. Our attorneys frequently appear in the media to provide insight and information on various legal matters, including high-profile cases.

Choosing the Right Firm Can Make All the Difference

  • Unrivaled Record of Success
    We have won tens of millions of dollars for injured victims, and have achieved countless "not guilty" verdicts for clients faced with criminal charges.
  • No Challenge too Big
    Our firm has handled some of the biggest cases in country, including representing the President of the United States.
  • Personalized Representation

    We understand that every case is unique. Therefore, we tailor our approach based on the facts of the case and the needs of our client. 

  • Uncompromising Passion
    Our competitive nature is one of our strongest qualities. You can be confident that no other firm will outwork our team.
  • Holistic Approach
    Not only do we want to excel legally for the client, but we also want to make sure we are strengthening their mind, body and spirt.
  • Supporting the Community
    Our team engages in many community events and regularly donates time and resources to many charitable organizations in Philadelphia.
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