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I was accused of leaving the scene of an accident I had no
I was accused of leaving the scene of an accident I had no idea I was involved in. I have no damage to my car to even think I was in one. However, supposedly the other vehicle had a camera on board which shows my vehicle merging into his when merging two lanes of traffic into oneJA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: ohioJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: nothing comes to mindJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Traffic Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.
Greetings Everyone, I have a weird situation and I would
Greetings Everyone,I have a weird situation and I would like to know what my options are:A few weeks ago, my family and I were involved in a Hit N' Run accident in Southern California.I was making a left turn at a light, when a driver coming from my left side runs a red light and smashes right into us.The Perp slowed down to look back at us, then he floored it and took off. Fortunately, I had a look at his License plate and was able to make a note of it.When we were being questioned by the officer, he asked us if we wanted him or his Police Department to have this person arrested.At the time, my wife and I felt that there really wasn't any huge reason to have this person arrested. All we really cared about was getting their Auto Insurance info.Big Mistake on my part.At the time of the accident, my wife and I thought that we had Full Coverage on our vehicle.We completely forgot that a year or so prior, we had lowered the coverage on our vehicle to only 'Liability' in order to save some money on our monthly payment. The plan was to bring it back to Full Coverage after some time had gone by.Now it turns out that my insurance carrier (AAA) isn't going to pay for anything, of course!I also expected AAA to somehow be able to obtain the Perp's Auto insurance information so that we could file a claim with the Perp's Auto insurance carrier.According to AAA they only send out 2 letters to the Perp's address on file, where their vehicle is registered under.Since then, I now have a copy of the Police Report. On there it clearly states that the accident was in fact a Hit N' Run and that the other Driver is at fault.It also show's the Perp's Home Address that is on file with the DMV.I asked AAA about going out to their home in order to get their Insurance info. They said that this is something that they do not do.I asked them if they can get the Perp's insurance info by some other means. They said 'No, they cannot'.I then called the Police Department where I obtained the Accident Report from (Corona Police Department). I asked them if they could pay the Perp a visit in order to get their Auto insurance info.They said 'No, we don't really do that kind of stuff. However your Auto Insurance carrier has investigators that do that'.I called AAA and repeated what was told to me by the Police Department. Again, they stated that this isn't something that they do.So at this point, other than going down there myself which could very quickly escalate into a bad situation...what can I or should I do?Is it too late to call the Police Department and say something like:'Hello, I was involved in a Hit N' Run accident a few weeks ago and was able to get the Perp's License Plates. We have the Accident Report showing that he's at fault and we have his home address. We would like for you to have this person arrested' ???Don't know what else to do at this point.Thank you.J.
I live in Indiana. My daughter might have tapped the bumper
I live in Indiana. My daughter might have tapped the bumper of the car in front of her today at a red light but she is not sure. She was stopped and looking down when she felt a sensation. She didn't know what happened but looked around and everything looked normal. At the green she drove on and after the intersection the car in front of her pulled over. The driver didn't acknowledge my daughter at all. My daughter drove on. Eventually the car was driving behind her again for a while but never tried to get her attention. She thinks now that either she let her foot slightly off the brake then replaced it causing the sensation and the driver pulling off was a fluke, or possibly the driver had rolled back then barely tapped her and that's why she pulled off. My daughter was very confused about the whole thing. Is she at risk of being in legal trouble when she is not even sure if there was any contact of the cars?
I received a ticket driving in November of 2014View more traffic law questions
I received a ticket for careless driving in November of 2014 (4 points). I also received a ticket in 2004 for leaving the scene of a crash before police arrive (My car struck the neighbor's mailbox. I went home tom get my checkbook and neighbor called the police before returned). I need to report any traffic tickets with fines exceeding $350. Can you advise me if any of the foregoing tickets bear a fine greater than $350?