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About a Hit and Run Injury

In the state of California, when a person hits another person or another person's property (i.e. a motor vehicle in a car accident), the person must stop his/her car and identify him/herself. If a driver hits another person, he/she needs to stop and speak with the person. The same holds true if the driver is involved in a collision with someone else's property.

If a driver hits another person or another person's property and then flees the scene of the accident, it is called hit and run. In California, hit and run is punishable by law. Those who commit hit and run will not only be punished criminally if convicted, but may also be held liable if third parties file car accident claims.

Hit and Run & Car Accident Law

Anytime people are struck by drivers who flee the scene of an accident, they should know that they have legal rights which they can exercise. This is especially true if people were seriously injured or incurred damage to their vehicles or other property. The best way people can exercise their legal options is by working with a car accident attorney that handles hit and run cases.

These cases can be difficult to litigate because people must figure out the identities of hit and run offenders, prove that hit and run accidents occurred and also prove that they were injured or had their property damaged. Only the most experienced hit and run lawyers will have the training and resources it takes to see hit and run cases through to the end.

With over 25 years combined legal experience, the Palm Springs motor vehicle lawyers at Cohn & Swartzon are more than equipped to handle these types of cases. At Cohn & Swartzon, those who have sustained hit and run injuries due to the negligence of other drivers are provided with aggressive representation and support from attorneys who are committed to obtaining superior case outcomes.

If you or someone you care for has suffered an injury in a hit and run accident, contact a Palm Springs hit and run injury lawyer at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. today!

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    “I am very happy with the level of service Cohn & Swartzon provided me with during my time of need. I truly did not expect my insurance to cover my legal fees, but I am sure that Attorney Cohn and Attorney Swartzon wrote a great letter to them. I hope that I don't need an attorney ever again; but if I did, I would go back to Cohn & Swartzon. And I would definitely refer my family and friends.”

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