The Michigan auto accident attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. often represent clients who were injured in hit and run accidents. These types of collisions often result in catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, knee injuries, serious bone fractures and even death.
Hit-and-run car accidents are a serious problem. According to Michigan Traffic Crash Facts, hit and run auto accidents comprise approximately 10 percent of all Michigan crashes. Our Michigan hit and run car accident lawyers are participating in the Hit-and-Run Reward Program created to assist police authorities in identifying drivers that cause injuries so that they can face the legal penalties imposed for their criminal actions. Our Michigan auto accident attorneys choose to participate knowing this program will help bring justice to victims of hit-and-run accidents and their families.
According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA), one out of every 5 pedestrians killed on the roads die from a hit-and-run accident. In addition, statistics show that there was a 19 percent increase in hit and run accidents from 1999 to 2001 and continue to increase steady each year.
The Hit-and-Run Reward Program allows a person who has witnessed a hit-and-run to report the accident and offender anonymously and in return be awarded a reward if there is an arrest or felony charge. To create such a program, our law firm has teamed up with We Tip to provide an effective, anonymous hit-and-run reporting system. If you witness a hit-and-run, call 800-6-Hit-N-Run (800-644-8678). When calling the number you will be asked if you would like to receive a reward if there is an arrest and felony conviction. Rewards of up to $1,000 can be given out.
Victims of hit and run car accidents do have legal rights and should pursue them immediately after the accident. When choosing your Michigan lawyer, it is key to choose the right lawyer so that you may receive a fair settlement. Your car accident lawyer can also help you receive all of your Michigan No-Fault Insurance benefits, including medical expenses, lost wages, attendant care services, and other benefits. For more information about your legal rights after a hit and run accident, call our award winning Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. attorneys now at (800) 606-1717. We will explain your legal rights to you and determine what legal recourse of action is available to you. Call today for your free, no obligation consultation!