Hit and run accidents are when a driver leaves the scene without stopping to identify themselves after an accident. There are three types of hit and runs:
- Those that cause damage to property alone.
This type usually occurs when a driver hits someone’s car in a parking lot and leaves without notifying the owner.
- Those that cause a major or minor injury to someone.
It could be the driver, a passenger in another car, or a pedestrian.
- Lastly, the most serious type where someone is tragically killed in the accident.
Again, it could be the driver, a passenger in another car, or a pedestrian.
In this section, our information will be focused on hit and runs involving pedestrians specifically.
In Georgia, leaving the scene of ANY accident, including pedestrian accidents, is considered a hit and run. All drivers have the obligation to stop or return to the scene of an accident, regardless of whether it involves only property damage or a personal injury. Failure to do so can result in serious penalties and fines.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident, such as a hit and run, you are very likely entitled to compensation. For help with the process, contact Brooks Injury Law here.