Hit and Run, Fail to Remain at the Scene of an Accident, or Fail to Report an Accident are all the same offense: the most serious charge in Alberta's Traffic Safety Act. Even more serious than Careless Driving! Seven demerit points and crushing insurance premium increases follow a conviction for this offense.
The next step up is a criminal charge for Failing to Remain at the Scene of an Accident. What usually determines which version of the charge the police use is whether anyone was hurt and/or whether alcohol was involved. Your insurance company treats the criminal version and the Traffic Safety Act version the same for insurance premium purposes and will double, triple or even quadruple your insurance premiums for at least the next 3 years!
So that's the bad news.
The good news? There are a host of defenses for us to use to protect your insurance premiums ...AND you will never have to go to traffic court for us to get that done.
These are the highest of stakes. Please, make sure you contact us right away for some expert advice!
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