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Hello, If you accidentally hit someone in a crosswalk and you didn’t see them
and they person died as a result of injuries, can you possibly go to jail. This
happened in Maryland. What is the worst case scenario in this matter. The
person is expected to go to court as a result.
Asked on January 30, 2018 under Criminal Law, Maryland
S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 4 years ago | Contributor
If this is a DUI or hit and run, you can expect a jail sentence.
If it was an accident, you will be sued for wrongful death which is negligently causing a death. If you are sued, refer the matter to your auto insurance company which will provide you with an attorney at no cost to you.
If the person survives, you will be sued for negligence and will be liable for medical bills, pain and suffering which is an amount in addition to the medical bills, and wage loss.
Again, refer the matter to your auto insurance company which will provide with you an attorney at no cost to defend you.
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