Hit and Run Accident Lawyers
In the Province of Alberta, if you have been involved in an automobile accident, whether bodily harm was a result or not, and you fled the scene, it is a criminal offense. Alberta traffic laws state, if you are operating a motor vehicle, you are obligated to stop and take certain actions, depending on what occurred during the accident. Failure to do so … you will be potentially facing both criminal and civil charges, including fines, a license suspension, a prison sentence.
Greg Dunn, a hit and run accident defense lawyer serving Calgary, understands the gravity of a hit and run charge in Alberta. We will familiarize ourselves with your case’s circumstances, building you the best defense for the most favourable outcome possible. Call us today at 1-587-315-0666.
Post-Accident Obligations in Alberta
Every driver has obligations following an automobile accident in Alberta regardless of who was at fault:
- Exchanging contact and insurance information with the other driver(s)
- Speaking to police (if applicable)
- Leaving your insurance and contact information if the struck vehicle was unattended
Failure to adhere to these Alberta traffic laws is a crime. It’s in your best interest to speak with a knowledgeable traffic offense lawyer today, even if you have adhered to the aforementioned post-accident obligations.
Penalties for Fleeing the Scene of an Accident in Alberta
The penalties for a hit-and-run accident in Alberta vary depending on what was damaged or whom was injured during the accident, a pedestrian for example. If property damaged was only sustained, you may have your license revoked, or suspended, for a variable length of time if you fled the scene of the accident without providing your contact and insurance information.
If bodily harm or bodily injury was sustained and you fled the scene of the accident, you will be facing extensive fines, a possible prison sentence, as well as the loss of your driver’s license. If the accident you fled results in the death of another person or a pedestrian, you may be sentenced to an extended prison term, facing heavy monetary fines, and have your license revoked.
Charged with Fleeing the Scene of an Accident in Alberta?
If you have been accused of, charged with, or involved in a hit and run accident in Alberta, immediately contact Greg Dunn, criminal law attorney ,at – 1-587-315-0666. Our experienced legal team will protect your rights, and your future, if you been caught fleeing the scene of an accident in Alberta.