Garland, TX asked in Car Accidents for Texas

Q: A person aged 17, lied about the location of a car accident to an insurance claim, Will he/she be charged?

First accident, Panicking, Scared, Shocked, did not want to get in trouble by parents, drove away after hit. But He/She was not the one who hit. He/She drove away after He/She got hit. so a hit and run.

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Steven Pate Harrelson
Steven Pate Harrelson
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Rock, AR
  • Licensed in Texas

A: There are two parts to this question: (1) leaving the scene of an accident can range from a misdemeanor to a felony, depending on the degree of damage or injury. (2) Insurance fraud is another issue that may arise. Please be aware that claims made to an insurer are recorded and can be used in a criminal proceeding.

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