Accidents are bad, but being involved in a hit-and-run accident is worse because there are usually many issues involved with finding the person who perpetrated the crime. Sometimes, though, a break is offered, and the person who committed the hit and run comes back to the scene. That’s exactly what happened in this Cypress case.
Early in the evening, the unidentified victim went walking on a beautiful night. The victim was walking on Fry Road right around Tealbrook Drive. A Dodge Challenger came out of nowhere, hitting the victim and causing injuries that were severe enough to be worth a hospital trip.
Deputies were working the scene when a man drove up around 43 minutes after the accident. Joseph said that he’d hit the victim and called his parents for advice. His parents told him to go back to the scene of the crime and own up to his responsibilities.
Joseph followed his parent’s advice and called 911, and went back to the accident scene to accept his punishment. He was charged with failing to stop and render aid, which is a second degree felony.
The parents and friends of this accident victim are lucky because Joseph’s parents told him to do the right thing. Now there is someone on whom the blame can be placed, someone who can be sued for damages and insurance claims.
A good personal injury attorney looks at all of the details of an incident and makes the best case for their client, usually getting the best judgment possible. If you’ve been injured in a hit and run accident in Houston, don’t hesitate to give us a call for your free consultation.