Accidents can happen to anyone and liability can be difficult to prove, even if your vehicle is the one that was hit. When analyzing a hit and run case, a car accident attorney will consider who is at fault and the level of damage or injury that the victim has suffered.
As a consequence of a driver’s negligent behavior, the law treats these situations severely and convicted parties may suffer heavy fines and even six months of jail time.
California considers most hit and run instances as misdemeanors, but the consequences can worsen if someone has died or if the at fault driver is intoxicated. These charges may then be upgraded to a felony depending on the severity of the case.