Hit and Run Accidents
Hit and Run Accidents
Hit and run accidents are unexpected and deadly. If you or a loved one have fallen victim to a hit and run accident, you need a team of experienced lawyers on your side. With over 30 years of experience, our attorneys at Dahlberg Law Group have both the dedication and expertise to get you the justice you deserve.
Whether you have been injured or your car or property has been damaged by a hit and run accident, you are entitled to compensation under Wisconsin law. Do not rely on insurance companies to have your best interests in mind. While insurance companies will investigate the accident, they will not help you prove the fault of the other driver. To receive the compensation you deserve and the peace of mind that the driver responsible is held accountable, you need a dedicated and experienced attorney by your side. At Dahlberg Law Group, our attorneys have the skills and experience you need.
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Wisconsin Drivers’ Responsibility After an Accident
If you are involved in an auto accident, you are required under Wisconsin law to do the following:
- Stop your vehicle and provide reasonable assistance, such as calling 911 or taking someone to the emergency room.
- Provide your information– driver’s license, name, address and vehicle registration–to those involved.
- Report the accident to the police.
Failing to fulfill these requirements can lead to criminal charges. The type of charge will depend on the severity of the accident and damage done, whether there are personal injuries, death or property damage.
Types of Hit and Run Accidents
There are two main types of hit and run accidents–personal injury and property damage. Both types of hit and run accidents can happen at the same time. The charges for a hit and run accident can range from a misdemeanor to a felony, depending on the circumstances and damages.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a hit and run accident, you need an experienced attorney on your side. There are two ways you can come to a resolution–filing a personal injury insurance claim or filing a personal injury lawsuit. Either way, you need an attorney on your side to negotiate with the insurance company or even take the case to court.
The difficulty that comes with a hit and run accident is tracking down the driver responsible. This is another reason why hiring an attorney is necessary, as they will have experience working with the police.
Charges for a personal injury from a hit and run accident range from a misdemeanor for minor injuries to a felony for serious injuries or death. The penalties for all of these charges include a major fine and jail time, such as:
- Misdemeanor for no injuries: Up to six months jail time and up to $1,000 in fines.
- Misdemeanor for minor injuries: Up to nine months jail time and up to a $10,000 fine.
- Felony for serious injuries: Up to 15 years jail time and up to a $50,000 fine.
- Felony for death: Up to 25 years jail time and up to a $100,000 fine.
Property damage can also result from a hit and run accident, whether it be damage to your car or other personal property. In the state of Wisconsin, drivers who hit and damage someone else’s property are obligated to notify the owner. If they are unable to reach you, they need to leave a note with their contact information.
Hit and run accidents that result in property damage can be difficult to navigate. By hiring a trusted attorney, you can be sure to understand your options for compensation. Wisconsin law states that you have to report a hit and run accident if the property damage is over $1,000. To get the compensation you deserve, hire an attorney at Dahlberg Law Group to receive our expert consultation.
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At Dahlberg Law Group, we understand the difficulty that hit and run accidents bring. This is why our compassionate and knowledgeable attorneys are ready to fight for you. We will work to get you the compensation and justice you and your loved ones deserve. Call us today at 262-677-8999 to connect with our attorneys and receive the compensation you deserve.
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