It is a criminal offense to leave the scene of an accident when injury to a person or the destruction of property is involved. Despite this, it is common for a motorist to flee the scene of an accident, especially in the event that they lack proper insurance coverage or are at fault. This should not stop you from receiving fair compensation, or seeking justice in the law that has been broken.
It is very common for a person to flee the scene when it involves a collision in a parking lot where minor damage may occur. The more serious cases of hit and run accidents involve victims being left at the scene without help being called, and without regard for others well being. Negligent parties usually flee the scene to avoid paying for damages. In most cases the guilty party flees the scene because they were driving with out insurance, leaving the victim to seek medical treatment and compensation from their own insurance companies, and in potential immediate danger following the collision.
If you have been injured in a hit and run motorcycle accident or any motor vehicle crash in California, please do not hesitate to call Wilshire Law Firm. When dealing with insurance companies you need a professional that specializes in motorcycle accidents. Our consultation is free and we work on a contingent fee basis, which means that there is no fee unless your case is resolved. Please contact one of our motorcycle lawyers to setup a consultation, or speak to a representative 24/7 for immediate assistance call us (213) 381-9988.
Last Updated: 03-24-2017