Experiencing a car accident is bad enough on its own, but unfortunately, the trouble doesn’t stop there. At the very least you need to exchange information with the other people involved in the accident. Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents occur daily, and they are extremely detrimental to the victims. There is an obvious moral issue with failing to take responsibility for the damage you have caused, but what about the legal ramifications? Here are just a few of the reasons why you should never flee the scene of a car accident:
It is a crime.
…and being convicted of a crime is expensive. If you don’t think a “hit and run” is a big deal, you’re absolutely wrong. A ticket for leaving the scene can result in either felony or misdemeanor charges, depending on the details of your particular case. At the very least, you can expect some pretty hefty fines. The other monetary consequence is obviously going to come in the form of restitution to your victim.