Hit and Run Accident Statistics
Here are a few statistics on hit and run accidents across the country:
- Over 10% of all car crashes are hit and run accidents.
- About 1,500 people die in hit and run crashes each year.
- The majority of victims in these crashes are pedestrians.
- Over half of hit and run accidents happen on weekends, and almost half occur late at night or very early in the morning.
Idaho Hit and Run Laws
- Drivers who hit another person or vehicle must provide their name and address to that person or the owner of that car.
- They must also provide their driver’s license and proof of registration.
- If a driver hits an unoccupied vehicle (in a parking lot, for example), they are obligated to locate its owner and provide them with the information mentioned above. If the owner cannot be located, the driver should leave a note in an obvious place which includes that information.
- This note should leave the information for the driver, as well as the owner of the car being driven, if they are not the same person.
What to Do If You are a Victim
If you are a victim of a hit and run accident, follow these steps:
- Call the police
- Take pictures and document everything you can
- Try to find eye witnesses
- Do not chase the hit and run driver– the police can find them
- Contact us at Hansen Law Firm. We are experienced handling Idaho hit and run accident cases.
If you are hesitant to call us because you are unsure of the costs, know that we work on a contingency-fee basis. This means that you will not pay us until we win your case.
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