The Tupelo Hit And Run Attorney Who Understands
The complete devastation and sorrow of families who are left behind when a hit and run accident has taken the lives of their loved one has no price tag. The grief is immeasurable and the pain lasts a lifetime.
A father had just gone to bed one evening, tired after moving his family into their new home. It had also been his youngest daughter’s birthday. His wife was still awake, chatting with a friend. The family had a lot to look forward to and their four children aged 11 to 15 were excited about the move.
At one point while laying in bed, the father got up to ask his wife where the children were, he didn’t hear them in the house. She told him they were outside and the next thing he remembers, his oldest son ran into the house with blood on his hands, barely able to speak, to tell him to hurry, his 13-year-old brother and a friend of his had just been hit by a car. The father ran into the street to find his youngest son laying in the road.
The father said it was as if everything was a dream. The young boy’s older brother and two sisters witnessed the hit and run and say they will never forget what they saw or how it feels to lose their brother. The driver never stopped to help.
If you have ever been involved in an accident or lost someone you love, you can understand the pain, confusion, and loss that is suffered. This is something that can never be taken away from the memory once it happens and the sadness of losing someone you love never goes away.
If you have been injured in a hit and run accident in Tupelo, or you have lost a loved one through the fault of a hit and run driver, you need a Tupelo hit and run attorney who understands the anguish of this kind of injury and loss. The law firm of GKBM is who you need on your side. We will fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve. With 48 years of success in personal injury litigation, we understand the complex nature of a hit and run injury or loss.
What Causes Hit And Run Accidents?
Mississippi Code, Section 63-3-405 states that a driver involved in an accident which results in injury or death must give his information, must stay at the scene of the accident and must render aid to any victims of injury. They are even expected to take the injured to the hospital if no other option exists or if the time spent waiting on emergency services could prove fatal to the injured.
There were 319 fatalities from car accidents in Mississippi just in the first six months of 2017. The National Safety Council reports that nationally, in the first six months of the year there were 18,680 deaths due to car accidents.
The most common causes of hit and run accidents:
- Distracted Driving
- Driving Under The Influence
- Reckless Driving
- Obstructed Vision
- Driving While Sleepy
Why Do Drivers Flee The Scene?
A forensic science professor at Drexel University claims that people who usually flee the scene of a hit and run accident do not do so maliciously but that even when knowing there is injury or death, they lack good judgment skills.
Another study backs this information, citing lack of moral judgment, feeling of a lack of control over the situation, and guilt among many other factors involved.
The most common reasons drivers flee the scene of a hit and run accident:
- Driving Under The Influence
- Unaware They Have Hit Someone
- Previous Conviction
- No Valid Driver License
- No Insurance
Should I Get An Attorney?
Many people aren’t sure if they should call an attorney after a hit and run accident because they aren’t sure if they qualify for damages. The experience of the law office of GKBM thinks that there are many reasons why you should hire an attorney after a hit and run accident.
Insurance companies provide a service, they are in business for profit. We might believe they are fully on our side in the event of an accident. But when you think about it, they don’t want to be paying out millions of dollars in insurance claims. They wouldn’t be in business long if this were the case. This Tupelo hit and run attorney isn’t intimidated by the fierce offense many insurance companies give in accident claims cases.
The office of GKBM are experts in litigation in the Tupelo and Tri-State area. We want to serve the needs of those who have been wrongfully injured, and we will work hard to achieve the highest restoration in your case. Your initial consultation is free, and If you don’t recover you don’t pay.
Call the Law Firm of GKBM today at 901-526-2126 or toll-free all over the Tri-State area at 1-888-526-2126
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