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Michigan Hit and Run Lawyer

Michigan car accident lawyers at the law firm of Elia & Ponto have helped victims of Michigan auto accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents for years. The term Personal Injury refers to Injury of body and/or emotional distress caused due to the negligence of a third party. However, it excludes damage to property. So, if you’ve been the unfateful victim, a Michigan accident lawyer at our firm is just a call away and can also help you with Michigan no-fault benefits. An accident attorney at our firm can also help you file Michigan accident damage claims.


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Michigan Hit and Run Accident Lawyer

What is a hit and run accident in Michigan?

A hit and run accident can be a stressful and traumatic experience. The DMV defines a hit and run as, “any accident in which a driver intentionally leaves the scene without providing contact information.” Willingly leaving the scene of an accident, regardless of whether an injured person is a pedestrian or an occupant of a vehicle, is referred to as a hit and run. At any scene of an auto accident, Michigan motorist have the legal obligation to stop and contact the authorities – failure to comply is a serious criminal offense and can result in a six-point misdemeanor, felony traffic violation, as well as a hefty fine. Some examples of hit and runs include:

  • You are crossing the street. A car hits you and then speeds away.
  • While you are driving, another driver hits your vehicle. The other driver leaves the scene of the accident before the police arrive and without providing you with a way to contact him or her.
  • A driver of a car or truck hits your unattended parked car and does not leave a note.

Michigan Hit and Run Accident Help

We understand that being involved in a car accident is a traumatic experience – and as a victim of a hit and run accident, things can become complicated. A Michigan Hit and Run Accident lawyer at the Elia & Ponto Law Firm can help you file a Michigan car accident lawsuit. Our goal is to assist you in answering any questions regarding both Michigan hit and run accidents, the law, and potential compensations that you or a loved one may be eligible for today. Call a Michigan hit and run accident lawyer at our firm today!