Hit And Run Accidents
Fleeing the scene of an accident in the Province of Alberta is a crime. As per Alberta law, everyone operating a motor vehicle has a legal obligation to stop and take certain steps depending on what occurred during the accident.
Failure to do so can lead to very serious criminal and civil charges and if convicted, can result in fines, license suspension or revocation, and possible jail time.
An accident that involves an unidentified driver often requires immediate attention from an experienced and resourceful lawyer. At Martin G. Schulz & Associates, we offer the experience, knowledge and expertise necessary to help our clients obtain the compensation, rehabilitation and medical treatment they need to recover from injuries suffered in a hit-and-run collision, motor vehicle crash or other personal injury matter.
In Alberta every driver has certain obligations after an automobile accident regardless of who was at fault. Some of these responsibilities are:
- exchanging contact and insurance information with the other driver
- communicating with law enforcement officers (if applicable)
- if the impacted vehicle was unattended or parked, the driver of the other vehicle is required to leave their insurance and contact information
The Investigative Process
In cases where a driver has fled the scene, investigations and the process of gathering witness statements must begin as soon as possible. At Martin G. Schulz & Associates, we take immediate action and work hard to make certain that all sources of insurance compensation and rehabilitation are pursued. We work closely with an experienced team of accident and private investigators and gather information from law enforcement and witnesses in order to conduct the most thorough investigation on your behalf.
PEDESTRIAN HIT AND RUN
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable participants in the traffic network. As a result, when pedestrians are involved in traffic accidents, they can suffer some of the most severe injuries; such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis and even wrongful death. Drivers are under an obligation to respect the rights of pedestrians at all times.
At Martin G. Schulz & Associates, we fight for the rights of severely injured pedestrians and their families to obtain full and fair compensation for their losses. Even in a hit-and-run situation, we can still explore a variety of legal avenues to reach a fair settlement.
At Martin G. Schulz & Associates, our specialized team of lawyers and professionals are prepared to assist you, armed with up to date information with regards to all aspects of hit and run accidents.