No one is ever prepared for an accident, let alone one where the other driver flees the scene. While it is a crime to knowingly leave the scene of an accident before exchanging information with the other driver, hit and run accidents continue to occur at an astounding rate throughout the country—which may be, in part, due to the fact that nearly 14% of all drivers in the United States are currently operating without automobile insurance. In other cases, an intoxicated driver may flee in the hope that they can avoid criminal charges. Whatever the case may be, however, the unfortunate reality is that the victim will be left with the daunting responsibility of securing compensation with no help from the at-fault driver.
If you were injured on someone else's property, be it a retail store or a private residence, you may be wondering what steps you can take to recover compensation. While it may seem clear to you that the property owner was negligent in upholding their responsibilities, you must be able to support your case with evidence in order to pursue a premises liability lawsuit. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you reach out to a Dallas personal injury lawyer at the Lenahan Law Firm as soon as you have been injured. In doing so, you can ensure that the right steps will be taken to collect evidence, speak to witness, conduct an investigation and build an effective legal strategy.
In order to prove that the property owner breached their duty of care, you will need to show that: