Lincoln, WV asked in Personal Injury for West Virginia

Q: What is the penalty for fleeing the scene of an accident with bodily harm

11year old boy hitanrun&fleeing with bodily harm

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A: The criminal penalties for a hit and run collision will vary from state to state and will depend on many factors including whether the responsible driver was under the influence of alcohol, had prior convictions, etc.

Regardless of criminal charges, the injured party, or in the case of a child, the parents can file a lawsuit asking for monetary damages for injuries in civil court.

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