New Bill Would Toughen Hit and Run Penalties | Denver Hit and Run Accident Attorney

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Representative Rhonda Fields, of Aurora has introduced a new bill to the Colorado legislature which would toughen the penalties for hit-and-run drivers in the state, according to CBS Denver. In 2009 the state passed a law that toughens the penalties for hit-and-run drivers in fatal accidents, but hit-and-run drivers who cause serious but not fatal injuries may, in some cases, actually face less severe penalties than drivers who remain at the scene to face the police. If the bill introduced by Rep. Fields becomes a law, the maximum jail time for hit-and-run in a serious injury accident would increase to six years.

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident, speak with an experienced Denver hit-and-run accident attorney as soon as possible.

Obviously, one problem with a hit-and-run accident is that a driver who can not be identified also can not be brought to justice. Fortunately, the person who was injured may be covered for those injuries under his or her own insurance. If the injured person was driving a vehicle as well, and carries uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, he or she can file a claim on that policy. In the case of a pedestrian, health insurance may cover the injuries.

If you or a family member have been injured by a hit-and-run driver, try to report anything you can think of that might help identify the driver. If the driver is identified, while criminal charges may be filed, his or her actions should not create a financial burden to your family as you recover from your injuries. An experienced Denver hit-and-run accident attorney can help you recover compensation for current and future medical bills, property damage, lost wages and possibly pain and suffering, depending on the circumstances. Keith Fuicelli at Fuicelli and Lee, PC is committed to helping victims of hit-and-run accidents achieve the best possible outcome from their situations. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION contact Keith at (303)355-7202.

 


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