When Chicago residents are involved in car accidents, many follow the appropriate protocols regarding how to manage the aftermaths of their crashes. They stop their vehicles and check themselves and others for injuries. Then they examine their vehicles, noting any damages. They exchange their contact and insurance information with the other parties involved in the crashes and then they begin the processes of having their property repaired.
But what happens if two cars get into an accident and one of them drives away? This type of accident is called a hit and run accident, indicating that one vehicle hits another and then drives off without stopping to offer aid or information. Hit and run accidents raise questions regarding civil and criminal liability and can cause responsible drivers a lot of legal problems.