If you are involved in a road traffic accident where either damage or personal injury is caused you have a maximum of 24 hours in which to report the incident to a Police Station. You should also stop at the scene of the accident and make yourself available to anyone needing your details and your insurance policy number.
Failing to stop after an accident, or failing to report an accident procedures are in place to prevent drunk drivers from leaving the scene of a road traffic accident, and the penalties can be extremely onerous, with penalty points ranging from 5-10 in the worst cases. Failing to stop or report an accident can be dealt with by way of a prison sentence of up to 6 months.
If you have been in a road traffic accident and failed to stop or report an accident, call us today at EA Law – East Anglian Chambers to discuss with one of our criminal motoring lawyer specialists how we can assist you. If, in the event a defence is available, we will advise you of the action we will take in order to pursue this to a favourable outcome for you.
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