Under California law, a motorist that collides with a person, vehicle or object on the public roadway has a duty to remain and identify him or herself. The law requires that he or she stay and offer aid if possible to anyone injured in the collision. Should a motorist leave the scene without meeting his or her legal duty in accordance with the law, then that person may be charged as a hit and run driver. Both adults and children including minors can be negatively impacted as a result of a hit and run automobile accident.
Fault does not matter; the duty applies to every driver on the public roadways. If you or someone close to you has been a victim of a hit and run accident, then it is important to report it to the police immediately. They can investigate and try to determine the identity of the hit and run driver.
Driver’s Duty at the Scene of a Collision
The law of California is specific and strong on the subject of driver’s duties at the scene of an accident. In many cases, serious injuries occur when vehicles collide, and immediate medical attention can make a difference in the outcome of an injured individual’s medical situation. The duty of drivers at an accident scene is important to public protection and safety.
Drivers must remain at the scene of accidents that cause injuries to provide identification, vehicle registration, and other information to the police and first-responders. Drivers must call 911 to alert authorities to come to the scene and then stay to cooperate with the police investigation.
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When a motorist or driver flees the scene without cooperating with the vehicle he or she collided with, it can cause complications. The first difficulty is in identifying the missing motorist. If you cannot identify the hit and run driver, then Uninsured Motorist Protection in insurance policies may provide a source of recovery. The underwriters at High Rise Financial legal funding will look at all of the facts of your case when considering lawsuit funding.
If you were involved in a hit and run accident and were left at the scene by the hit and run driver, you may be eligible for settlement funding. Please call or apply online today. Our team of specialists can let you know if you qualify for settlement funding within 24 hours of receiving your application.