SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 9, 2012) - Sacramento personal injury lawyers at the Demas Law Group, P.C. are sponsoring the Sacramento Hit-and-Run Reward Program, an innovate program designed to encourage witnesses to anonymously report hit-and-run drivers so that they can be identified, apprehended and prosecuted for their crimes.
The Sacramento personal injury attorneys at the Demas Law Group are honored to serve as the Sacramento area sponsor of the Hit-and-Run Reward Program. Through the program, the attorneys hope to make roads safer by encouraging witnesses to report information regarding hit-and-run drivers involved in serious California car accidents. Those who report a driver will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a reward if the report results in a criminal conviction.
Many hit-and-run accidents involve only property damage, however statistics show that when a hit-and-run driver leaves the scene of an injury accident, the victim is unfortunately usually dead or seriously injured. California has one of the highest percentages of traffic deaths caused by hit-and-run drivers. California law makes it a crime to leave the scene of an accident without stopping. Leaving the scene of a property damage only accident is a misdemeanor, while leaving the scene of a collision in which someone suffers serious bodily injury is a felony. Despite these potential penalties, too many people are injured every day by irresponsible drivers who cause hit-and-run collisions. In many cases the hit-and-run driver is never found to be held accountable.
In an effort to combat hit-and-run driving, the Sacramento accident attorneys at the Demas Law Group, P.C. will pay a cash reward to people who call 916-444-0100 and provide an anonymous tip that leads to the conviction of a hit-and-run driver who was involved in a Sacramento car accident. The information provided will be forwarded to the appropriate law enforcement agency for follow-up investigation.
"It happens extremely rare that the drivers turn themselves in. It's critical for witnesses to help and come forward with information. People need to realize that hit-and-run is a serious crime," says John Demas.
The Demas Law Group, P.C. is a team of Sacramento personal injury attorneys and staff who work together dedicating themselves to providing legal representation to individuals and families who have been injured because of the negligence of others. The Sacramento firm handles legal matters including auto injuries, pedestrian injuries, catastrophic injuries, DUI accident injuries, defective products injuries, medical malpractice, defective medications, nursing home abuse, general negligence and wrongful death cases. For over 20 years, the founder of the Demas Law Group, P.C., John N. Demas, has successfully handled a broad range of personal injury cases, and has prevailed against some of the largest insurance companies and corporations in America.