Sacramento, CA asked in Criminal Law and Car Accidents for California

Q: My brother in California was involved in a hit and run, what is the next step?

My brother in California was involved in a hit and run, no one was hurt should he get a lawyer ?

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Eric J Youngquist
Eric J Youngquist
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Your brother is in immediate need of an experienced Criminal Defense lawyer. Based upon the given uncertainties in this fact pattern, time is of the essence as the variables span from misdemeanor conduct through felony exposure. The absolute first thing is to lawyer up as soon as it is humanly possible.

William John Light agrees with this answer

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: more info needed.

he needs to retain a criminal lawyer that practices where the accident took place...before he talks to his ins co

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

A: Mr. Youngquist & Mr. Gribow are both correct. What I'd add is he needs an attorney who practices in the county where the incident happened. He should say nothing on any social media, not on any email to anyone other than an attorney. But he needs to do this soon because a Court will be more favorable to someone who took steps to assure that the injured person is cared for. He --or your--should tell the other insurance by email or letter, to contact his insurance and keep it to a "Please contact my insurance, They are:

{insert name of company, claim number assigned by his company. He should give no statement to either company. As to his company, if he agrees it's his fault, he could contact his company by email, just say he's sorry, he's been busy, but he agrees there was a collision and that it's his fault AND SAY NOTHING MORE IN THE EMAIL AND NOT GIVE ANY STATEMENT until he has the advice of a lawyer.

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