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In Wisconsin, a Hit and Run Isn't Defined by Someone Fleeing

If you’re involved in a hit and run accident in Wisconsin, you will definitely want to speak to a car accident lawyer.

However, a hit and run doesn’t require someone to leave the scene of an accident right away.

According to Wisconsin Statute 346.67, someone striking a person or attended vehicle is required to:

  • Give his or her name, address and the registration number of the vehicle he or she is driving to the person struck or to the operator or occupant of or person attending any vehicle collided with; and
  • Upon request and if available, exhibit his or her operator’s license to the person struck or to the operator or occupant of or person attending any vehicle collided with; and
  • Render to any person injured in such accident reasonable assistance, including the carrying, or the making of arrangements for the carrying, of such person to a physician, surgeon or hospital for medical or surgical treatment if it is apparent that such treatment is necessary or if such carrying is requested by the injured person.

Failure to do any of, or all of the above mentioned steps means you may be shirking your legal obligations—possibly without even knowing it. At the same time, if you were hit by someone who didn’t do any of the above, you may be entitled to seek legal retribution.

If you have any questions about any car accident laws in Wisconsin, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our lawyers in Janesville.