A Carroll County hit and run accident is a violation of the Maryland rules of the road. When a negligent driver causes a car accident, they are supposed to stop and make sure that everyone is okay and exchange contact information.
If you have been injured in a Carroll County hit and run accident, then you may be able to take legal action against the responsible driver once they have been apprehended, or identified. If the at fault driver is never apprehended or identified, then you have a claim against your uninsured motorist insurance policy.
Carroll County Hit and Run Accident Criminal Statutes
Maryland drivers are required by law to remain at the scene of an accident that involves bodily injury, death, or property damage. Maryland drivers also have a responsibility to render reasonable assistance to anyone who is injured in a car collision. Additionally, if anyone requires medical attention, then you must help arrange for the transportation of that person to where they can receive the care that they need.
Duty of driver to stop vehicle close to scene of accident resulting in bodily injury
The driver of each vehicle involved in an accident that results in bodily injury to another person must stop their vehicle and remain at the scene of the accident.
Accidents resulting in bodily injury or death to persons in vehicle
The driver of each vehicle involved in an accident that results in bodily injury to or death of any person must render reasonable assistance to any person injured in the accident and arrange for emergency medical treatment.
Request for name, address, and registration number of vehicle driven
The driver of each vehicle involved in an accident that results in bodily injury to or death of any person must give their name, address, registration number and exhibit their license to drive.
Report of accident if police officer not present
If a police officer is not present the driver must report the accident to the nearest police station.
Schedule a free Carroll County Auto Accident Attorney Consultation
If you or a family member has been injured because of someone else’s careless or negligent acts, then call the Law Office of Ross W. Albers to schedule a free Carroll County car accident lawyer consultation. Carroll County Auto Accident Attorney Ross W. Albers is a former Maryland insurance adjuster that knows what you’re up against.
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