Resuming Hit-and-Run Accidents: 6 Important Facts to Know (Pt. 1), here, we will reveal some more interesting info about these types of traffic accidents.

More Important Info about Hit-and-Run Accidents

3 – Alcohol impairment is a factor in a lot of hit-and-run accidents.

Alcohol impairment is a factor in many hit-and-run accidents, with drunk drivers being a particular issue. Contact us if you’ve been hurt in a hit-and-run.

Alcohol impairment is a factor in many hit-and-run accidents, with drunk drivers being a particular issue. Contact us if you’ve been hurt in a hit-and-run.

While the dangers of drinking and driving are widely known – and despite the fact that drunk driving is illegal in every U.S. state, motorists still get behind the wheel when they are intoxicated, and this can end up result in hit-and-runs when:

  • Drunk drivers get into crashes.
  • They flee the scene because they are panicked and/or scared to deal with the consequences of a DUI.

As Peter Kissinger, CEO of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, has explained in relation to alcohol impairment and hit-and-runs, “alcohol is a major, major part of the problem, from the driver’s perspective especially. The main thing we can do as a society to sort of combat this problem is to simply be more alter as pedestrians.”

4 – Although hit-and-runs can lead to criminal charges, many of these cases are dismissed by criminal courts.

This may be among the more shocking hit-and-run facts we present in this blog series, as even when the drivers who are responsible for causing serious hit-and-run accidents are identified, tracked down and charged with fleeing the scene of an accident:

  • Many of these cases are dismissed prior to trial.
  • Convictions of fleeing the scene of an accident (including an accident that resulted in serious bodily injury) result in jail or prison time in less than 40 percent of these cases.

Such news may be disappointing, if not devastating to hit-and-run victims; however, they should know that the outcome of the criminal case will NOT prevent them from pursuing justice and financial recovery in civil court.

We will present some final facts about hit-and-runs in the upcoming conclusion to this blog series – we encourage you to check it out!

Colorado Springs Hit-and-Run Attorney at Shakeshaft and Gorman Law Firm, P.C.

Have you or a loved one been hurt in a hit-and-run or in any type of traffic accident? If so, Colorado Springs Hit-and-Run Attorney Kenneth Shakeshaft is ready to advocate your rights, help you recover financially and ultimately help you put your life back together. Since 1982, Kenneth Shakeshaft has been providing people injured in traffic accidents with superior legal service.

Let’s meet to talk about your case and your rights. You can schedule a free initial consultation with us by calling (719) 635-5886 or (800) 383-5886. You can also email us using the contact form on this page. We don’t get paid unless or until you get paid, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by contacting us today.

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