Hit and Run Accident Attorney in Las Cruces & Hobbs, NM
Although running away from the scene of an accident does not relieve someone of their culpability, it still happens. Many people panic or make the decision to drive away after they have caused or been part of a motor vehicle accident. If this happens, it doesn’t mean that you cannot get compensation for your injuries or damages. W. Shane Jennings is a hit-and-run accident attorney in Las Cruces and Hobbs, New Mexico. If you need help, contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
As if car accidents were not stressful enough, dealing with a hit-and-run accident sparks many questions. How will I get help? Who will pay for the medical bills? These accidents can be overwhelming. With experience dealing with hit-and-run accidents, W. Shane Jennings is here to represent you.
Understanding Hit-and-Run Law in New Mexico
Fleeing the scene of an accident is no joke. The law looks very harshly on this, and while every state is different, most states will not look kindly on leaving the scene of an accident. In the great state of New Mexico, a hit-and-run might just mean a felony. The law states that people involved in an accident should remain on the scene and offer assistance if it is feasible and reasonable to do so. Drivers should also exchange pertinent information, drivers license information, and insurance. This, of course, doesn’t always happen and if you have been in an accident where the other party left the scene, call a hit-and-run attorney.
Hit-and-run victims have rights and options when it comes to fighting for compensation. Depending on the nature and details of the accident, most victims will be entitled to monetary compensation for injuries, car damages, and any lost wages or lost ability to work. In New Mexico, for example, it is not required that the hit-and-run driver even make contact with the victim’s car for them to pursue compensation. Getting the most information you can at the scene might also help your case. If you are able to catch a glimpse of the car or license plate number or other details. This can help track a driver down with the help of law enforcement and your attorney.
How You Can Get the Compensation You Deserve
As a hit-and-run attorney, W. Shane Jennings can gather evidence and obtain police reports or other pertinent information that can help build a case. Knowing the details of hit-and-run laws in the state will also ensure that you are exploring every option available to you as an injury victim. Don’t just sit back and let the guilty driver get away. You have options that will help you get your life back on track. We are here to offer legal representation in these complex matters.
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Being involved in an accident of this kind can leave you shaken and disoriented. The Law Office of W. Shane Jennings is here to get things in order for you so you can focus on healing and returning to your life. Call your hit-and-run attorney today.