Legal Corner: What to Do if You’ve Been Involved in a Hit and Run Accident

The roads are so busy these days that getting across them as a pedestrian, even at quiet times of the day, can be a troubling and dangerous feat. Many road traffic accidents involved the driver of the vehicle failing to stop – this being what we know as a ‘hit and run’ accident – and they can be very serious indeed. This sort of accident is also surprisingly common, which we will talk about a little later on.

In the province of Alberta, as in many other parts of Canada and indeed the wider world, fleeing the scene of an accident is an offence, so if you are involved in a hit and run, and are the injured party, you need to seek legal guidance. Of course, the case will depend upon whether you were within your rights to be on the highway when the accident occurred, but in most cases this would be so.

So, what should you do if you are involved in such an accident and are injured (or, indeed, otherwise)? First, you should seek medical help for your injuries; hopefully a witness will have called the emergency services and the police and an ambulance should attend. Once you are medically fine, you may consider consulting with a personal injury lawyer who has expertise in the field, as they will be able to help you gain justice and potentially compensation.

Commonplace Accidents

The fact is that such accidents as these, where the driver does not stop, are far too commonplace, and in any cases you will find the driver is either driving illegally, or is not insured. This means finding them may be difficult, but in many cases there will be witnesses at the scene. The statistics on such accidents in Calgary, for example, are quite astonishing, so you choose whether you seek legal advice, and we recommend you do.

Indeed, Martin G. Schulz & Associates are leading personal injury lawyers operating in and around Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, and with a team of experts with unrivalled experience in hit and run claims, they will be able to help you get the compensation you deserve. They will be able to provide you with all the help you need during what can be a distressing and troubled time, and will do so in a professional and courteous manner at all times.

Presenting a Case

Rest assured that all you need to do is provide the details to the personal injury lawyer, and they will do the rest of the hard work for you. The law can be complex, so it so reassuring to have to hand experts who understand every aspect, and who can fight your corner for you. You may not feel like it is the first thing to do when you get home, but if you can, get in touch with a personal injury lawyer as soon as you can following the incident, and let them take the weight for you.