In Greeley, Erie, and Evans there are six statutes related a person’s duty to give notice when an accident occurs:
- Accidents Involving Death or Personal Injury – C.R.S. 42-4-1601
- Accidents Involving Damage – C.R.S. 42-4-1602
- Duty to Give Notice, Information, and Aid – C.R.S. 42-4-1603
- Duty Upon Striking Unattended Vehicle or Other Property – C.R.S. 42-4-1604
- Duty Upon Striking Highway Fixtures or Traffic Control Devices – C.R.S. 42-4-1605
- Duty to Report Accidents – C.R.S. 42-4-1606
Many times, when a person violates one of the above statues after being involved in an accident, it is referred to as a hit and run or Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Let’s look at three of the most commonly charged hit and run statues and penalties for violating each of them.
Weld County Accident Involving Death or Personal Injury Lawyer: What is the Definition of Leaving the Scene of an Accident where Death or Injuries Have Occurred?
The Colorado law definition of Duty to Report Accidents Involving Death or Personal Injuries is:
Penalties for leaving the scene and violating this statue in Weld, Morgan and Logan County depend on the degree of injury sustained:
- Class 3 felony if the accident resulted in the death of any person
- Class 4 felony if the accident resulted in serious bodily injury to any person
- Class 1 misdemeanor traffic offense if the accident resulted in injury to any person
Greeley Accident Involving Damage Attorney: What is the Definition of Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Damage?
This statute relates to any car accident where either car is the only object that receives any damage. In Weld County and across Colorado it is a class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense to leave the scene of an accident where either car has been damaged.
If you or someone you love has been charged with Hit and Run, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, or Failure to Report an Accident, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best criminal defense lawyers from the O’Malley Law Office at 970-616-6009 today. Together, we can protect your future.
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