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Over 60 Years of Combined Experience In Personal Injury Law

Hit & Run Accidents

Anyone who has ever been in an accident caused by a reckless or negligent driver knows what a stressful experience this can be. These difficult situations are only made worse when there is a hit-and-run driver involved.

The number of hit-and-run accidents has risen dramatically in California over the years. A greater percentage of drivers flee the scene of fatal crashes here than in any other state in the country.

Did you know that more than 19,000 people are injured every year in California by a hit-and-run driver? Are you aware that equates to more than 50 people per day and more than two people every hour being injured?

California Vehicle Code Section 20002 states, "It is the duty of California drivers to stop at the scene of an accident however minor, make reasonable attempts to provide identification, as well as notify law enforcement. Failure to do so can result in misdemeanor hit-and-run charges."

A person convicted of violating Vehicle Code Section 20002 can be sentenced to up to six months of county jail and fined up to $1000 plus court costs.

If you find yourself the victim of a hit-and-run accident, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney to protect your interests. Please contact the personal injury attorneys at Peach & Weathers for professional and caring legal advice. Our team has the experience and resources necessary to acquire the best possible result. We are conveniently located in San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

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