Like most states, Nevada has strict “Hit & Run” laws to prevent drivers from leaving the scene of an accident before exchanging information and rendering aid to injured individuals. Even if the resultant collision was not your fault, you could face hit & run charges if you leave the scene of a car accident unless you first exchange information, render aid to anyone with bodily injury, and wait for a police officer to arrive and file an accident report for any property damage that was sustained by either party as required by law. You should always wait until the police officer says that it is okay to leave. If there was only property damage involved and you leave the scene, you could face misdemeanor charges. However, if there was a death or bodily injury as a result of the car accident, you could be charged with a felony offense. Hit & run can be a very serious offense with potentially harsh consequences. If you are charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, a criminal defense attorney can be a great source of assistance during this time.
Duty to Stop in a Collision in Nevada
Anyone who is involved in a car accident in Las Vegas or other regions in the state of Nevada has a duty to stop. This obligation is the responsibility of all drivers involved in the collision. With the duty to stop also comes additional obligations that are required by law, such as the responsibility to render aid if anyone has sustained a bodily injury and to exchange information. The information that should be exchanged includes all of the involved parties’ names, addresses, and vehicle registration numbers. Additionally, you should be able to show your driver’s license if it is requested by another involved driver or a police officer who arrives on the scene. You can be charged with hit & run if you neglect to follow your duty to stop, render aid if necessary, and exchange information as required by law.
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