Tx Hit & Run Laws – Houston Car Accident Attorney
If you have been a victim of a hit and run or know anyone that has been, it is important for you to know that Texas considers it a crime for a driver to leave an accident scene without providing identification and insurance information.
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What Constitutes a Hit and Run?
All Texas drivers have a duty to give information and render aid, if necessary. The identification should state the driver’s name and current address. In addition to the identification, the driver must provide proof of auto insurance.
Texas law says that when a collision occurs, the driver must stop and remain in a safe area near or at the scene of the accident until the police arrive.
If the driver does not stop and wait for the police, he or she faces severe consequences. These consequences include a fine of up to $5,000.00 and/or imprisonment for up to 5 years.
Failure to Stop & Render Aid in Texas
The duty to render aid includes offering the injured person reasonable assistance including arranging transportation to a physician or hospital if it appears necessary.
In many cases, Uninsured Motorist or Personal Injury protection insurance may be available to cover your medical expenses as long as you carry those types of coverage on your insurance.
If you or anyone you know has been a victim of a hit and run, please contact our hit and run accident lawyers at (832) 463-1003 for a free consultation!