Hit and Run Attorneys

In our country, driving is not considered a right, but a privilege; since it is a privilege, drivers accept certain duties and responsibilities when getting behind the wheel. If a motorist is involved in an accident, it is their legal duty to stop, offer assistance, and identify themselves. Failure to comply can result in a criminal charge known as Failure to Stop and Render Aid, which is more commonly known as a 'hit and run'. If you were involved in a hit and run or FSRA in Fort Worth, call the attorneys at Hawkins and Walker Law Firm for assistance.

Failure to Stop and Render Aid

According to Texas traffic laws, if a driver is involved in an accident that causes death or injury to another driver, passenger, or pedestrian, that driver must stop and attend the scene to provide their name and insurance information. If someone is injured, that driver must offer any reasonable aid such as transporting the injured person(s) or making arrangements to get them to a hospital.

Even if no injuries have occurred, the driver is still legally required to remain at the scene and provide their contact and insurance information. Failure to do so could result in a misdemeanor conviction. If an injury or death took place, failure to render aid could easily result in a felony.

If convicted, penalties include up to one year in county jail or up to 5 years of confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional division. It is also possible to have to pay fines of up to $5,000. If you are facing charges related to a FSRA or hit and run in Fort Worth, contact the attorneys at Hawkins and Walker today at 817-877-3355.