Car accidents, or the events leading up to the accident are more often considered civil than criminal. If negligence is found that results in the injury of another person, many states follow through with a criminal charge.
Individuals convicted of a criminal charge can also then be sued in civil court for damages relating to the loss of a loved one, stacking the amount of damages one occurs after fleeing the scene exponentially.
Always remain calm and collected when the incident occurs and be sure to contact Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Paul Moraski if you believe the accident includes a criminal charge.
The Law Office of Paul R. Moraski
221 Essex Street, Suite 51
Salem, Massachusetts 01970