Some Berkeley County drivers may assume that leaving the scene of an accident is inexcusable, but there is often more than meets the eye. Much more, in fact. What if you didn’t realize you’d backed into another vehicle in the parking lot? Or you drove off because only your vehicle was damaged?
While no two hit-and-run accidents are the same, they all have one thing in common: they are very difficult to defend without the help of an experienced attorney.
Here at West Law Firm, our job is to dig deeper. Through careful investigation, we often learn that our clients did not “flee the scene” with malicious intent. Oftentimes one of the following scenarios occurs:
- The driver leaves the accident scene because only their vehicle was damaged.
- The driver did not realize that an accident occurred or property was damaged.
- The driver leaves to attend to an emergency.
- The driver was mistaken for someone else by an eyewitness.
- The person was not driving the vehicle involved.
What Is a Hit-and-Run Accident?
To be considered a hit-and-run accident, a driver must leave the scene without exchanging information with the other party or offering assistance. In these instances, one of the following must occur:
- Property was damaged (vehicle, fence, mailbox, etc).
- Someone was injured.
How Can West Law Firm Help?
West Law Firm’s qualified hit-and-run attorneys will start by learning more about your case during your free consultation at our Moncks Corner, SC office. We will also study police reports and insurance claims to ensure we have all the facts. Clients can also rest assured that our professional team will handle all communications with the insurance company.
We know the ins and outs of hit-and-run cases, and we understand the other party’s plan of attack. This experience helps us craft a defense – and gives us a unique and helpful perspective.
Whether you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor or felony in Berkeley County, SC, the criminal defense team at West Law Firm is here to help. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation! Give us a call at 843-761-5626 or click here.