Lake Zurich car accident lawyerAny car accident can be traumatic, but hit-and-run accidents often leave those involved even more shaken up. A hit-and-run accident is one where the driver flees the scene after hitting another vehicle or pedestrian. According to national statistics, almost 3,000 people are killed each year in hit-and-run accidents. An Illinois personal injury lawyer knows there are several common reasons why some drivers flee instead of stopping when they have been involved in a crash, including the following. Call our office for legal assistance if you have been injured in a hit-and-run accident.   

Fear of Consequences

One of the most common reasons hit-and-run drivers do not stop is fear of facing the consequences of their actions. They may worry about legal repercussions, such as criminal charges, fines, imprisonment, and civil liability for damages and injuries caused by the accident. This can be especially true if there are any of the following factors exist: