Hit And Run Accident Lawyers in Calgary
Legal requirements in a hit and run accident
Fleeing the scene of an automobile accident is a criminal offense by Alberta law. Traffic laws obligate you to stop and take action.
Regardless of who’s at fault, every driver involved in an automobile accident has certain obligations which must be met, according to provincial law:
- Exchange insurance and contact information with the other driver
- Leave insurance and contact information if the vehicle struck was unoccupied
- Speak to police (if applicable)
Fail to do so and you can be brought up on criminal and civil charges for fleeing the scene or committing a hit and run. Consequences of hit and run charges can include fines, a license suspension and possibly a prison sentence.
Penalties For Fleeing an accident in Alberta
There are different levels of charges for committing a hit and run in Alberta, depending on whether the damage was to property or to a person.
For fleeing the scene of an accident where the damage was to property only, you may face license suspension. On the other hand, if someone was injured in the accident it gets much worse. You can be charged with a hit and run and sentenced to time in prison, license suspension and fines. If the victim of the hit and run dies as a result of injuries sustained in the accident, criminal charges may result in an extended prison sentence, heavy monetary fines and complete loss of license privileges.
Defend against hit and run charges,
hire an experienced hit and run accident lawyer
If you are charged with fleeing the scene or other related hit and run accident charges, you need the help of skilled hit and run defense attorneys to protect your interests. Don’t face the maximum sentence – get help by calling Ryan Claxton today at 1-587-315-0447.