Being in a car accident is enough to ruin anyone’s day. But when you are a victim of a hit and run accident, it can double a person’s frustrations.
If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, Georgia law requires a driver to stop after an accident and provide identifying information to the other people involved. In any accident which results in injury or death to a person, or damage to a vehicle, a driver is required to stop at the scene of the accident and provide his or her name, address, and registration number of their vehicle. The requirement to information applies to any driver who is involved in a motor vehicle accident, regardless of who is at fault. There are some who may think that they are not required to exchange information with the other vehicle if the police are not called to the scene of the accident. However, this requirement also holds true even if the police are not called to the accident.
Georgia law also requires a person to provide reasonable aid or assistance if a person is injured as a result of the motor vehicle accident. This can include calling an ambulance or even transporting the injured person to receive medical care. If the injury victim is unconscious or unable to communicate, the other driver is required to make reasonable efforts to contact the police and emergency medical treatment.