A hit-and-run accident occurs when a vehicle strikes another vehicle or a pedestrian and flees the scene. Your motivation to flee the scene can vary. You never meant to hurt someone. Your hit-and-run accident was just that – an accident – and it left you confused, overwhelmed and scared. Now you face serious charges under the Traffic Safety Act of Alberta.
If you are operating a vehicle, it is your obligation to stop and take action depending on what happened during the accident. Failure to obey can potentially lead to both criminal and civil charges, and no one would be happy to receive a fine, a license suspension or even a prison sentence. The penalty for a hit-and-run charge could be as high as 7 demerits points, a $2,300 fine and a heavy increase on your insurance premiums.
At We Defend™, our team of former collision analysts and police officers have represented many people charged with hit-and-run cases. Your hit-and-run charge shouldn't ruin your life. We Defend™ would make all court appearances on your behalf and successfully deal with your charges.
No matter the reason you left the scene of the accident, prosecutors have evidence to convict you of the hit-and-run charge. That’s why you need experienced traffic agents with over 20 years of experience who can show that you left the scene for viable reasons or that you did not intend to cause harm.
A hit-and-run is a serious offence. Charges increase depending on the extent of the person’s injuries and whether this occurred as a repeat offence. We Defend™ will give you a free consultation and explain the consequences:
Call us so we can investigate the evidence and represent your case in court. You have the right to a fair trial.
Give We Defend™ a call and get the correct information from experienced traffic agents. We offer free consultations any time.