Hit and Run Car Accidents
When a driver is involved in any type of Calgary traffic accident with injuries, or when vehicle damage exceeds $2,000, they should stop and wait for police to arrive. You can find more details on this at the Calgary Police Service’s website.
Unfortunately, some motorists choose to flee from the scene of an accident. This is referred to as a hit and run and it is a criminal offense. If you are the victim of a hit and run, you will need an experienced lawyer to defend your rights. We are highly experienced lawyers, having practiced personal injury law for over 20 years.
What Amounts to Hit And Run?
Hit and run accidents are when one of the parties to an accident fails to stop or leaves the scene without providing the right information and documentation. This is an accident that may involve moving vehicles, parked vehicles, or even damage to personal property.
The general idea that people have of a hit and run is escaping from the scene.
However, even if someone does not run away but does not provide accurate contact information for follow-up, this counts as a hit and run.
We will investigate your case and try to identify the guilty party. Often, the Alberta government will stand in as the defendant and provide compensation for your injuries.
Our office has dealt with many cases involving hit and run accidents, or when the other side does not have insurance, and we are very familiar with what steps to take to get our clients’ compensation.
Hit And Run on a Parked Car in Alberta
If someone hit and run your parked car in Alberta, they must ensure you know who they are and what happened. Section 69 of the Traffic Safety Act clearly defines what should be done for hit and run accidents in Alberta, including hit and run for parked cars in Alberta.
If you hit another vehicle that was parked, provide the following to the owner of the damaged vehicle:
- Contact Information
- License Plate Number
- Drivers License Number
Take photos of both vehicles in case either of you decide to file a claim, as this will help process the claim. If an accident results in $2,000 or more in damage it must be reported to local police.
Experienced Hit and Run Accident Lawyers
People injured in car accidents often search online for “Experienced Auto Accident Lawyers Near Me”. In some cases, people even search for “hit and run parked car Alberta”. Either way, it’s best to reach out a highly experienced hit and run accident lawyer that knows how insurance companies operate. Szakacs Law has offices in both Calgary and Edmonton, and we represent clients all across Alberta.
Given technological advances, most of our meetings can be done over the phone, or through video conferencing. Our office represents clients who currently live right across Canada.
Even if it is not possible to determine who damaged your vehicle and caused your injuries, we can often obtain a settlement for you. Contact us for a free consultation. We will discuss your case with you and explain the options that are available to you. We assure you of the best legal assistance from our experts.
Contact us today for a free review of your case. If you choose to sign up with us, you will pay no fees or expenses out of pocket. We get paid only when we reach a settlement for you.