What to do about a hit and run?

I was hit by a car and it left the scene. The police officer stated that the man who owned the car said he wasn’t driving. He stated that he left the keys for someone to move his car if they needed to while he was gone. Is he still at fault because he left the keys?

Asked on March 12, 2014 under Accident Law, South Carolina


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Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Hit-and-run has severe legal consequences including the suspension or cancellation of one's driver's license (lifetime revocation of a driver's license is possible in certain jurisdictions). It is frequently considered a criminal offense which can be punished by imprisonment. Insurance companies often void the policies of drivers involved in this offense.

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