Hilo, HI asked in Car Accidents for Hawaii

Q: my daughter bumped into a parked car while backing out of a driveway. She panicked and kept driving.

the owner was in the car. Came to our house and told us what had happened. We called our daughter and she came back. She has autism and was scared. There was a dent on our car but nothing on the parked car. She apologized to the owner. Police gave her a citation to appear in court. What can she expect when she goes to court? Are we able to assist her as she has difficulty being in new places due to her disability?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: A lot depends on what the charge is. If it's for a minor "failure to pay attention" then pay the fine and move on.

If it's for leaving the scene, that can be serious and it's worth at least consulting an attorney who handles traffic court if that's where it's headed.

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