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When an auto accident occurs in Texas, state law requires motorists to remain at the scene and exchange contact and insurance information. Unfortunately, some drivers who cause car crashes will attempt to flee the scene to avoid responsibility for their negligent actions. The crime of hit-and-runs is far too common and it can leave accident victims with steep medical bills, vehicle repair costs, lost wages, and other damages. If you were involved in a hit-and-run accident with a negligent motorist, the legal team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help.

Should I Hire An Auto Accident Attorney After a Hit-and-Run?

It’s common for the accident victim to find locating the hit-and-run driver difficult. Fortunately, there are many possible ways to identify the hit-and-run driver. If you hire an auto accident lawyer at Loncar Lyon Jenkins, they can help you secure traffic camera data, phone records, and in some cases, auto body repair records. They will also work closely with law enforcement to help identify the negligent driver and hold them accountable for the harm you have suffered. 

If the at-fault driver is identified, your attorney will negotiate with their insurer to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. If the driver cannot be identified, there are other ways your hit-and-run attorney can help you recover compensation. 

When you hire an auto accident lawyer on our legal team, they can help by:

  • Investigating the accident
  • Working with law enforcement to identify the hit-and-run driver
  • Assess damages
  • File paperwork
  • Consult with experts
  • Negotiate with the insurance company
  • File a lawsuit on your behalf

If the Driver is Identified

Once law enforcement has located the driver responsible for hitting your vehicle, there will be a criminal case proceeding. During this time, your car accident attorney can begin building your accident claim. Your accident claim is your main route to collecting economic and non-economic damages for your losses resulting from the collision. 
These losses can include:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of earning capacity

And more.

  • Loss of quality of life
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Permanent disability 

If the driver does not have insurance, your attorney may advise you to file a lawsuit. However, if the negligent driver did not have the financial means to pay for auto insurance, even if you win your case in court, you may be unable to collect compensation.

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If you want an attorney that treats you like family, answers all your questions with ease and will fight for you, just ask for Justin Edwards! It was such a relief knowing he was on my side. He followed through with everything he promised and that is a rare attribute to find in a person these days. Just go ahead and give them a call!
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If the Driver is Not Identified Will My Insurance Cover the Cost of Damages?

If law enforcement is not able to identify the hit-and-run driver, your insurance may cover some of the cost of your accident-related damages, depending on what insurance coverage you have.

PIP Insurance

Personal injury protection coverage, or PIP, will cover the cost of medical treatment for you and your passengers.

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage is meant to pay for damages to your vehicle in the event you’re involved in a car crash with an uninsured driver or a driver who does not have enough insurance coverage to pay for the cost of your accident-related damages. 

If you do not have PIP or uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, you will not be able to recover compensation for your accident-related damages. 

Hit-and-Run Laws in Texas

In Texas, drivers are required to stop after being involved in a car crash and exchange vehicle information, insurance information, and contact information. If a driver crashes into an unoccupied vehicle, they are required to leave their contact information at the scene.

Failing to stop at the scene of an accident and provide the required information can result in criminal charges. If a collision involves death, bodily injury, or serious property damage, a conviction for a hit and run can result in jail or prison time.

Penalties for Hit-and-Runs

The penalties for a hit-and-run accident depend on many factors, such as the value of vehicle damage and whether anyone was killed or injured. 
Leaving an accident scene that involves serious injury or death is a third-degree felony that’s punishable by 2-10 years in prison. If the injury wasn’t serious, it’s a felony punishable by up to one year in jail, five years in prison, and/or a fine up to $5,000.

What to Do After a Hit-and-Run Accident

If you were involved in a hit-and-run accident, there are some steps you can take to protect your rights and your claim.

  • Contact 911 if you are injured or the non-emergency police if you are not
  • Take photos of the accident scene from a variety of angles
  • Take photos of vehicle damage and your injuries (if any)
  • Speak with law enforcement and provide only the facts, including a description of the other vehicle, the driver, and the license plate number
  • Seek medical treatment, even if you believe you weren’t injured. Some injuries can take several hours or days to present symptoms
  • Contact your insurer to report the accident and provide the information regarding the events that took place and the description of the other vehicle and driver
  • Contact an auto accident lawyer at
  • Loncar Lyon Jenkins to schedule a free consultation

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At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we offer free consultations to discuss your case. 
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, contact an auto accident attorney at Loncar Lyon Jenkins as soon as possible. We can meet with you to go over your case, discuss your legal options and rights, and determine the best course of action moving forward. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we will work tirelessly to help you recover the compensation you deserve, for an accident that was caused by the negligence of another.

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Each year, Loncar Lyon Jenkins represents over 7,000 clients all over Texas and will travel to any city or town within the Lone Star state.

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Phone: +1 214 747 0422

Fax: 214.382.5838

424 S. Cesar Chavez Blvd. Dallas TX 75201