In Michigan, if you are involved in an accident you are required to remain on scene – if you flee the scene, you face serious consequences. It is important to understand your duties and obligations following an accident to ensure you avoid hit and run charges and these harsh penalties.
ZAYID LAW has proven results and aggressively defends clients in Macomb County, Oakland County, Washtenaw County, and Wayne County.
If you have been involved in an accident, the law requires that you “immediately stop [your] vehicle at the scene of the accident” and you must “remain there” until you have done the following:
Exception to “Stop and Remain”: You do not have to immediately stop if you have “a reasonable and honest belief that remaining at the accident scene will result in further harm.” Under those circumstances, you must “immediately report the accident to the nearest or most convenient police agency or officer” and provide the information described above. (MCL 257.617(1))
ZAYID LAW has experience defending hit and run charges and understands how these defenses work, depending on each unique circumstance. The sooner you call me, the sooner I can begin my investigation into the facts of your case and begin building a defense. If you’re facing hit and run charges, call me today at 888-ZAYID-LAW for your free initial consultation.