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Is a hit and run a felony in California?
I think I’m going to be charged with a hit and run and I’m really scared. Is this going to be a felony? I live in California and I’m not sure what the consequences are here.
Liz Jenson
Mar 02, 2022
How do I check whether a car is insured or not?
Can I check whether someone’s car is insured if they didn’t stop to trade information? Someone hit my car in the parking lot the other day and drove off. Luckily I am fine, but my car is not.
Liz Jenson
Oct 05, 2021
Is a hit-and-run a misdemeanor or a felony?
Is a hit-and-run considered a felony in the state of Alaska? I hit someone’s car last night and I panicked and drove away. I doubt if anyone saw me but I’m really worried that one of the apartments caught my plates on camera! Is a hit-and-run a misdemeanor or a felony?
Liz Jenson
Feb 14, 2022
What is the penalty for a hit and run in Florida?
I think I might get charged with a hit and run—and I’m freaking out. How much trouble can you get into if you’re convicted of a hit and run in Florida?
Liz Jenson
Mar 02, 2022
What's the penalty for a hit and run in Virginia Beach?
I think I might have dinged someone’s car in a parking lot, but I didn’t stop because it didn’t seem like it left much of a mark. Now I’m worried about it, though! What will happen if I’m charged with a hit and run in Virginia Beach?
Liz Jenson
Mar 02, 2022
Does a parking lot accident go on your driving record?
I was backing out of my parking space at the grocery store when a car came flying past me. We collided and I caused a little damage to their car. Is this going to go on my driving record?
Cassandra Hamilton
Mar 01, 2022
Does insurance cover a collision even if you've only been insured for two weeks?
"Can I still submit a claim even though I've only had my insurance for two weeks? Is there a waiting period? I was involved in a hit and run."
Emily Maracle
Jul 27, 2021
Is a hit and run a felony in Georgia?
Will I have a felony on my record if I get charged with a hit and run in Georgia? I know that felonies can make life really complicated, so I’m hoping to avoid that if at all possible.
Liz Jenson
Mar 02, 2022
How can you check if someone’s car is insured?
Is there any way for me to check if someone else’s car is insured? I got into a small accident last week and just noticed the damage today. I have the other driver's license plate number, but I need to find out if they’re insured.
Liz Jenson
Nov 08, 2021
How do I find out if someone has a car insurance policy?
Can I look up someone else's insurance information somehow? Someone hit my car, then they drove off before I got their information. I'm worried that they don't have insurance or something.
Liz Jenson
Oct 27, 2021
How do you find out if someone has car insurance?
I was in a car accident and the other person fled the scene. The police have their license plate information but I need to know whether they have insurance. How can you check if a car is insured?
Emily Maracle
Dec 17, 2021
What are California's hit-and-run laws?
Is a hit and run a serious charge in California? My brother grazed a car and drove away last weekend, and I was trying to explain the potential consequences to him.
Liz Jenson
Mar 02, 2022
How do I report a hit and run in San Jose?
I want to be prepared for anything I might encounter while driving, especially in situations where there’s a hit and run. What are the proper procedures in San Jose?
Tiffany Leung
Mar 29, 2022
How do I check if a car is insured for free?
I was recently involved in a hit and run, and I need to know if the driver is insured. Is there a free way for me to check if another car is insured?
Chloe Jenkins
Oct 01, 2021
How can I find a car's insurance company?
My car was hit while I was at the gym. Luckily, the cameras in the parking lot caught the license plate of the car that did it. I’ve already filed a police report and insurance claim, but I’m getting anxious and want to get in contact with the other guy’s company to find out what’s going on. How can I find a car's insurance company?
Chloe Jenkins
Nov 26, 2021
How can the police prove you were driving a car involved in an accident?
My friend was taken into custody for being involved in an accident, but the police never actually caught him driving! How can the police prove you were a driver involved in a violation?
Pat Roache
Feb 04, 2022
Can you file a car insurance claim for a dent if you only have liability coverage?
I was walking back to my car after work when I noticed a massive dent in my car. I take really good care of my car, and I want to get it repaired if possible. I could pay out of pocket for this if necessary, but I didn't do this damage and I don't want to pay for it unless I have to. However, I'm not sure my insurance will cover it—is there any way can I file a claim for this damage if I only have liability coverage?
Eric Schad
Oct 01, 2021
How can I tell if a car has insurance?
Someone ran into my car last night, and they didn't stop to leave any contact information. Thankfully, no one was in my car, but how do I find out if that person was insured? There's a traffic cam nearby, so I think we should be able to get the license plate.
Lauren Smith
Oct 26, 2021
How do I report hit-and-run damage to my car insurance company?
I was parked on the street overnight and when I came out this morning, my car had been damaged by a hit-and-run. I definitely can't pay for this out of pocket, but I've never had to deal with something like this before. How do I report this incident to my insurance company?
Eric Schad
Sep 24, 2021
How can you check if a car is taxed and insured?
I got into an accident, and I didn't get the other driver’s information in time. How do you find out whether a car is insured or not?
Liz Jenson
Oct 28, 2021
What is the hit-and-run investigation process in Florida?
My car was hit by someone a few days ago and they didn’t stop or leave their information. Will a police investigation actually catch the person who did it? I don’t understand how they could possibly find them.
Liz Jenson
Mar 02, 2022
What is a hit-and-run crash?
I’m confused by the definition of a hit-and-run crash. I thought it meant hitting a person and driving away, but I saw in the newspaper that someone got charged for a hit-and-run for hitting a truck. What exactly is a hit-and-run?
Liz Jenson
Feb 14, 2022
What is Georgia's hit-and-run law?
What kind of punishment can you face for a hit and run in Georgia? I haven’t gone to court yet, but I was charged for hitting a car and driving away recently.
Liz Jenson
Mar 02, 2022
How do I find out if a car has insurance?
I was recently in an accident. I was rear ended, but the car sped off. I got the license plate number and filed a police report. Although the police are investigating, I'd still like to find out if the car has insurance. How could I find that out?
Emily Maracle
Oct 25, 2021
Can I look up someone’s insurance policy?
How do I trace a car insurance policy? I live in California and recently got into a hit-and-run car accident where the other driver was at fault. He refused to show me proof of insurance or his insurance card and fled the scene. I want to find out if he has insurance so I can receive compensation.
Phoebe Mah
Jan 05, 2022
What happens if you do a hit and run?
What are the consequences of a hit and run? I’ve never committed one myself, but I would think that it would be a pretty serious punishment, right?
Liz Jenson
Mar 28, 2022

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