Richard S. Lundin
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Personal injury and family law attorney licensed to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia
You would think that people have the common decency to think of their fellow neighbor, to follow the Golden Rule.

But if you've found yourself the victim of a Maryland hit and run accident, it can be difficult not to lose a little of your confidence in the general goodwill of the people around you.

Why do people choose to commit a hit and run accident?

It's simple, really. They're selfish.

The hard truth is that a person who willfully commits a hit and run does so with their own self interests - and little else - in mind.

Of hit and run drivers who are later tracked down and convicted (yes, it is a criminal offense), most are found to have fled the scene of the accident due to fear of being caught:
  • Driving Drunk. As penalties for drunk driving increase, so do the number of drunk drivers who choose to attempt to flee the scene of the accident rather than incur a drunk driving offense. They could care less about your injuries so long as they don't face the embarrassment of a DUI.
  • Driving Without Insurance. Many people will choose to forego car insurance rather than stop driving when money is tight. Of course, this is not only against the law but also a bad decision if they find themselves in an accident. Because they know they don't have the money to pay out-of-pocket for damage done in an accident, they just keep on driving and hope they won't get caught.
  • Driving With a Suspended License. Obviously, someone who chooses to drive with a suspended license has already made several bad choices, but this is the icing on the cake.

If you've been injured in a Silver Spring accident involving a hit and run driver, you have the right to be angry.

You also have the right to hire an experienced Silver Spring accident attorney.

The lawyers at Nickelsporn & Lundin may be able to help you track down the responsible driver, and we can help you get compensation for your injuries.
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