Hit and Run Accident

When you are injured in a hit and run accident, Albuquerque car accident attorney Ed Chavez, Jr. helps you get the compensation you are entitled to in a claim.

Car accidents can happen to even the most experienced and cautious of drivers. When they do, those at fault can be held responsible for damages that result. Unfortunately, in too many cases these drivers may attempt to evade responsibility by leaving the scene. In hit and run car accident cases, the Law Offices of Edward Chavez, Jr. provides the tough, tenacious legal representation you need to hold these drivers accountable.

Hit and Run Car Accidents in New Mexico

When car accidents occur, you automatically expect all those involved to stop at the scene. While it may come as a shock when a hit and run crash occurs, the fact is these types of collisions are common in our area. According to traffic crash reports from the New Mexico Department of Transportation (DOT), hit and run collisions represent close to 20% of all motor vehicle accidents in the state. These accidents cause millions of dollars in damages while leaving thousands of people with potentially serious injuries each year.

As an experienced New Mexico hit and run car accident attorney, Ed Chavez, Jr. can help you hold these drivers accountable in a claim. In addition to simple bad judgment, factors that may cause drivers to flee the scene include:

  • Driving without a valid license, registration, or insurance;

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances;

  • Being wanted by law enforcement in relation to other criminal activities;

  • Experiencing problems with immigration status.

Aggressive Legal Representation in Hit and Run Car Accident Claims

Stopping at the scene of a car accident is more than just a common courtesy. It is the law. Under the New Mexico Statutes, drivers have a legal obligation to stop when a crash occurs, to render aid to victims, and to exchange insurance and other important information with those involved. When they fail to do so, they can face criminal charges in addition to civil liability for the injuries and other damages you suffer.

The Law Offices of Edward Chavez, Jr. provides the aggressive legal representation you need in these types of cases. As an experienced New Mexico hit and run accident attorney, Ed can take the following actions on your behalf:

  • Conduct a thorough investigation of your case, including when, where, and how your crash occurred;

  • Locating witnesses and reviewing evidence, such as footage from nearby traffic cameras, in an effort to identify the at fault party;

  • Making sure law enforcement officers are pursuing all leads in your case;

  • Negotiating with your own insurance provider regarding coverage under existing policies.

Contact Hit and Run Accident Attorney Ed Chavez, Jr. Today

To protect yourself against having to pay out of pocket for the costs associated with hit and run accidents, get the Law Offices of Edward Chavez, Jr. on your side. To schedule a consultation regarding the options in your case, call or contact Ed’s office online today.