Fender benders and automobile accidents are just part of our daily lives, the benefits from being able to drive our cars wherever we need to go is worth the almost certain likelihood that those cars will collide at some point. When those accidents happen there is usually a lot of property damage and often personal injury, and since there is usually a party that is at fault there are also law suits and other consequences involved. Due to the penalties that are associated with car accidents there is often a huge incentive to simply run away from the accident, don’t give anyone your name or information, don’t stay to help and just get out of there so you can’t be cited with a traffic violation, sued for personal injury, or something else. Especially in cases where a person is driving drunk they may decide rashly that they should leave the scene of the accident.
Utah Law Concerning Automobile Accidents and Driver Responsibilities
The Utah legislature has realized that there is incentive to leave the scene of an accident so they have passed statutes that require certain conduct and criminalizes failures to obey those requirements. There are two different statutes for failure to remain at the scene of an accident one for accidents that involve only property damage and one for accidents involving injury.
Farmington Criminal Defense Attorney | Defending Against Traffic Crimes
If you are facing a serious traffic offense like failure to remain at the scene of the accident in Farmington, Ogden, or Logan then Ogden Criminal Defense can help you protect your rights. Our lawyers can help you understand the charges you are facing and give you certainty as to what your possible outcomes will be. Call or email us today to find out more.