A hit and run is a serious offense. In South Carolina, drivers who do not remain at the scene of an accident can incur misdemeanor and felony charges depending on the extent of injuries of those involved. The SC Department of Public Safety is currently investigating open hit and run cases dating back to 2012. Unfortunately, despite these efforts made by law enforcement and laws intended to prevent such occurrences, hit and runs happen frequently in South Carolina.
In May, a hit and run that occurred in Bluffton left a 14-year old girl dead and two others injured. Since then, no one has come forward and the victim’s mother is calling for justice.
“Basically, they say Grace deserves the justice, Andrea and Emma deserve it, we deserve it,” she said.
What to Do Immediately After a Hit and Run Accident
Being involved in a hit and run accident can be frightening and can leave those involved with serious injuries and in some cases can lead to death. If you or someone you know is involved in a hit and run accident, it is very important that you contact both emergency personnel and a lawyer right away. The law requires very specific actions to be taken in the event of a hit and run accident so it is important you consult with a personal injury lawyer to be sure all of the appropriate measures are taken.
Additionally, identifying any potential witnesses who can verify the facts of the incident can be helpful to law enforcement working on the case.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a SC hit and run accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the team of South Carolina injury lawyers at Yarborough Applegate to understand your rights.