When car accidents occur, drivers often panic. This is particularly true if their actions are responsible for a crash. Most take the appropriate actions, such as notifying the police and calling an ambulance to the scene. Unfortunately, there are drivers who do the opposite. Instead of taking responsibility, they attempt to flee the scene. Hit-and-run car accidents are a common occurrence in Nevada, especially in the Las Vegas area, and videos can provide valuable evidence in bringing the driver to justice. If you have been injured by a hit-and-run driver, contact our office to speak with a car accident lawyer Las Vegas, NV victims trust.
Using Video to Capture Hit and Run Drivers
In Nevada, it is against the law to flee the scene of an accident. In fact, the law requires that if anyone is injured in a car accident, the other driver or drivers have a legal duty to render reasonable assistance. Nevada law states, “The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in bodily injury to or the death of a person shall immediately stop his or her vehicle at the scene of the accident and exchange information and render aid.”
If a driver flees the scene of a crash that has injured a victim or victims, that driver can be charged with a Class B felony. A conviction of this charge can bring a prison sentence, fines, and loss of license. Despite these serious penalties, hit and run accidents are more prevalent than you may think.
According to statistics from the American Automobile Association (AAA), there are more than 730,000 hit-and-run car accidents that occur each year. This translates to roughly one every 43 seconds. Some hit and run drivers flee accident scenes out of sheer panic. Others are actively looking to evade arrest or responsibility for their actions. In some cases, they may lack a valid license, be driving without insurance, or are wanted by law enforcement on unrelated criminal matters. In all of these cases, a car accident lawyer in Las Vegas knows that video can prove vital in bringing them to justice.
Video footage can provide details about how the accident occurred and can help in identifying the vehicle or the driver involved. This footage is generally obtained in one of three ways:
Contact Our Injury Law Firm for Assistance
At Eric Roy Law Firm, we gather the evidence needed to identify hit and run drivers so they can be held accountable for your injuries. We will use this evidence, along with other evidence we collect, to prove the hit and run driver’s liability for the losses you have suffered because of the injuries their negligence has caused you to suffer. Your Las Vegas, NV car accident lawyer can pursue financial compensation for the medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional anguish, and other losses you have. Call our office today to schedule a free and no-obligation case evaluation and find out how we can help.