Involvement in a car accident is never a pleasant experience. Many people feel frightened or inconvenienced by the collision and decide not to stay to handle the situation responsibly. Leaving the scene of an accident is not only unfair to the other driver or drivers involved, but it can have deadly consequences if there are serious injuries to those remaining.
North Carolina state law dictates that the drivers of all vehicles involved in an accident must remain to report the incident to the police. It is also important for the drivers to exchange contact and insurance information to facilitate the next steps in the resolution process.
Were you or someone you love the victim of a driver leaving the scene of an accident you were involved in? If so, you could be entitled to compensation based on the anguish, pain and suffering you experienced.
The legal team of Lewis & Keller is ready to defend you rights by bringing the guilty party to justice, and we will always fight for the MAXIMUM amount of compensation due to our clients. Because we work on a contingency fee basis, you owe us nothing unless we win your case.
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Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Failure to notify authorities is a central part of being guilty of fleeing a car accident scene. It prevents law enforcement from properly handling the collision and can exacerbate the injuries of the victims.
Drivers who flee may have prior arrest warrants, are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or are simply afraid of unknown consequences of dealing with the police. In any situation it is illegal and morally wrong to do so.
What are the Consequences of Leaving the Scene of an Accident?
If property damage is done, the driver who left the scene can be found guilty of misdemeanor hit-and-run. In the event the injuries result in death, the misdemeanor can become a felony, which could result in fines and jail time.
Contacting Our Auto Accident Law Firm
Having won over $10 MILLION in settlements and successful verdicts for our clients, the legal team of Lewis & Keller has the experience to handle your car crash claim. Because our legal team works on a contingency fee basis, you pay nothing unless we win a successful verdict or settlement for you.
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To find out more, simply contact us at 866-299-1769 – our principal office is located in Winston-Salem and we are licensed to practice law throughout the entire state of North Carolina.
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