Being involved in an accident in LA California can be distressing for all parties involved. However, being involved in a hit-and-run accident can result in misdemeanor or felony charges in the state of California. We, therefore, advise that you contact California Personal Injury Attorneys (CPIA) immediately should you be involved in a hit and run accident.

Our experienced attorneys offer a free initial consultation to review your case. We understand the serious legal consequences of a hit-and-run accident in LA and how this may impact your reputation and future.

Our approach at CPIA is dedicated to ensuring that you receive the legal support that you deserve.

Aspects of a Hit & Run Accident

According to California Vehicle Code 20000 – 20010 failing to do the following after an accident may result in you being accused of a hit and run.

  • Not stopping your vehicle immediately after an accident
  • Not providing your personal information and failing to provide your vehicle registration and driver’s license upon request
  • Not reporting the accident, in writing, to Highway Patrol or the nearest police department within 24 hours

Legal Consequences of a Hit and Run Accident

The prosecution is aggressive when it comes to hit and run accidents in Los Angeles, California. Criminal consequences vary depending on the severity of the accident.

If considered a misdemeanor, for example, damage to property, then legal consequences may include:

  • Fines up to $1,000
  • Two points on your California DMV record
  • Up to six months in a county jail

If considered a felony, for example, injury or death, then legal consequences may include:

  • Fines up to $10,000
  • Two points on your California DMV record
  • Up to four years in prison

The Foundation for Traffic Services research report found that during the period of 2006 – 2016, California accounted for 2 982 hit-and-run crashes that involved at least one fatality.

What To Do if You are in a Hit & Run Accident

A hit-and-run accident in LA can be a very frightening experience. It is advisable to not make any statements to law enforcement authorities, or other parties, in the absence of your hit-and-run attorney.

Justifying your actions without an accident attorney can negatively impact your case.

Why Choose California Personal Injury Attorneys as YOUR Counsel in a Hit & Run Accident

Los Angeles hit and run accidents are harshly prosecuted and require the help of an experienced law firm in California. Retaining a CPIA accident attorney can be the difference between civil compromise and maximum legal penalties.

The laws pertaining to a hit-and-run accident are complex.

Lack of legal knowledge and expertise can have a severe negative impact on your reputation, your future, and your family. Making use of our experienced and professional team of accident lawyers protects you, and your loved ones.

Contact CPIA as soon as possible to ensure you receive the necessary assistance with your personal injury claim. We are available to speak 24/7 and offer an initial free consultation.