Hit and Run – How To Run After Justice
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Finnegan, LLC on Dec 30, 2013 in Car Accidents
Have you been the victim in a hit and run car accident? If you have then you deserve to have justice served for your injuries. In a hit and run accident a pedestrian or other driver is hit by a person driving a car and then they flee the scene before the police show up. This type of offense is serious because many people have died in hit and run accidents because the person who caused the accident did not get medical help for the victim.
The first thing that you need to do is to get copies of the police report that was filed in your hit and run case. The police need to have taken photographs of the scene, identified witnesses, and tried to get a description of the driver and make and model of the car that was involved. You can ask for copies of the report so that you can take them with you when you go to see an attorney.
The next step is to call witnesses and get them to submit written testimony about the events that took place on the day of the hit and run. This will help to build a case that can have a solid foundation. Record the testimony with a video camera if you can so that you can have an audio and visual version of the testimony that can be used for a long time in case your case takes a while to be heard in the courts.
Getting your doctor's report will help to show potential judges and juries the injuries that the hit and run driver caused to you. In the state of Maryland, hit and run is a very serious offense and if the perpetrator is found guilty then he or she will most likely be sentenced to jail time. This means that building a strong case that will hold up in a court of law is essential. Write down everything that you remember and give the full account of the day and the days following to the attorney at your consultation.
The lawyer will ask you if you want to proceed and will evaluate your case to see what your chances are of winning the case. If the person who committed the crime has been charged with the crime already then there is a better chance of winning a civil lawsuit in court. According to Maryland law, a prosecution for an offense under Title 2, Subtitle 5 or 2-209 of the Criminal Law Article or 20-102 of the Transportation Article shall be instituted within 3 years after the offense was committed. This means that you need to act quickly. If you think that you have a case then you should contact our law firm for a free case evaluation.