Don’t Leave the Scene of an Accident

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“State law requires that any driver involved in an accident must stop his or her vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so, and exchange identification and contact information with any other driver involved in the incident,” according to an informative article at FindLaw.com. To learn more about what you should do at the accident scene to limit your legal liability, visit: http://traffic.findlaw.com/traffic-tickets/leaving-the-scene-of-an-accident-hit-and-run.html#sthash.ODbTUzgl.dpuf

Remember, any driver who doesn’t fulfill these duties may be fined, or when serious injury or death results from a crash, an involved driver who leaves the scene may be subject to serious criminal charges, including felony hit and run.

Know your options. Know the law. If you have been involved in a hit and run accident, as the victim or driver who left the scene, consult with a qualified attorney to ensure that your rights are protected and that you make the best possible choices given the facts involved. An attorney can help you sort through the facts and procedure surrounding an accident so you make informed choices.
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