As hit and run Detroit car accidents continue to increase in a city with over 50% of drivers operating uninsured vehicles, it is important that Motor City drivers know their rights and obligations if they are injured or involved in a hit-and-run crash.
Hit-and-run car accidents have increased 36% between 2014 and 2018, from 6,049 to 8,251, according to Michigan Traffic Crash Facts.
Hit and run Detroit car accidents are a serious problem. Here’s what Detroiters need to know should they find themselves in this type of accident:
- First, drivers need to know that they must immediately stop at the scene of the crash, exchange information with the other drivers and call for an ambulance where necessary.
- Second, drivers need to know about the serious jail time and fines they face if they’re involved in a hit-and-run and they fail to stop and do what the law requires.
- Third, drivers need to know about their rights to collect No-Fault benefits and sue for pain and suffering compensation through their “uninsured motorist” insurance policy.
Learn more about your rights and obligations in a hit-and-run car accident: Hit and Run Michigan Car Accidents: 7 Facts to Know.
Named a “Leader in the Law” and “Lawyer of the Year” by Michigan’s largest legal newspaper for his record-breaking auto accident verdicts, settlements and advocacy work in preventing wrecks, Steven Gursten heads Michigan Auto Law—a firm dedicated to serious motor vehicle accident injury cases and wrongful death lawsuits.