Law Office of Leonard Matsuk Articles Some Facts about Hit and Run Accidents

Some Facts about Hit and Run Accidents

By Leonard Matsuk  Feb. 28, 2011 8:41p

By California law, if you are driving and hit a person, another vehicle or damage someone's property, you are required by law to stop and give the other driver your contact information along with presenting your driver's license, registration and insurance information upon request. If you injured anyone, you should immediately see if anyone needs immediate medical help and do whatever possible to see that this occurs. If you happened to damage someone's property and they are not around, you must leave a note with your contact information and also file a police report giving details of what occurred.

Leaving the Scene

If you leave the scene of the accident you have just violated the law and it is now considered a hit and run. You may have been seen by witnesses and will need a skillful and experienced lawyer to defend you. You can be charged with either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the severity of the accident and whether or not you have had any prior convictions for other offenses. You could be facing imprisonment, monetary fines, probation and restitution to any victims. You will need to get legal help from a  Long Beach attorney to work with you so as to avoid a conviction if at all possible.

At the Law Office of Leonard Matsuk, we have over three decades of successfully helping clients in criminal defense matters. Mr. Matsuk has argued hundreds of cases in front of juries and judges and has an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory which is the highest possible rating for ethical standards and legal ability. We can help you understand what the laws of hit and run are, advise you as to what your best options are, and prepare a defense on your behalf. 

Contact a Long Beach hit and run lawyer in our office and we will skillfully and aggressively defend your rights and freedom.

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