Hit-and-run collisions occur when at least one individual involved in an accident leaves the scene before providing their identifying information or rendering any necessary aid to the others involved in the accident. Maryland hit-and-run accidents are one of the most devastating types of car accidents and often result in serious personal injury or death. According to a study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, over one hit-and-run crash occurs every minute in the United States. Maryland drivers who are involved in a hit-and-run accident should contact a personal injury attorney to discuss their rights and remedies.
Under Maryland Transportation Code § 20-102, drivers involved in an accident that result in bodily injury must immediately safely stop their vehicle as close to the scene of the crash as possible. If they have left the scene of the accident, they must return as soon as possible
Maryland drivers involved in an accident that results in a bodily injury or death must render reasonable assistance to any injured party. Reasonable assistance includes requesting medical aid if it seems necessary or if the injured party requests it. The drivers must provide their name, license information, address, and registration number to the injured person and the driver, passenger, or any other person involved in the accident. If no one can receive the information, the driver must provide information to the police. If a Maryland driver hits an unattended vehicle, they must still stop their car and offer this same information. In such cases, a written note left on the vehicle is sufficient.
Drivers who do not follow these Maryland traffic rules can face severe criminal and civil penalties. They may face imprisonment, fines, and a civil personal injury lawsuit by any of the victims. The punishment is severe because the consequence of these accidents can be catastrophic. Individuals involved in an accident who do not receive proper medical care are more likely to end up with debilitating, life-threatening injuries.
Recently, Delaware State Police have released the photo of a man who is responsible for a hit-and-run accident. According to the news report, the wanted driver was driving his moped with a young passenger, who was not wearing a helmet, when he collided with a sedan. The driver of the car was turning into a parking space when the moped tried to pass him. Following the accident, the moped driver fled the scene of the crash without providing aid or information to his young passenger or the other driver. State police have issued warrants for the driver.
Have You Been Involved in a Maryland Hit-and-Run Accident?
If you or a loved one have been involved in a Maryland hit-and-run accident, you should immediately contact the police and the dedicated accident attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen. The attorneys at the firm have more than 20 years of experience handling complex personal injury lawsuits. They can provide exceptional representation to Maryland accident victims and their families. Contact the attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen at 800-654-1949. Calling is free, and we will not bill you for our services unless we can help you recover for the injuries you have sustained.