Failure to Report a Road Traffic Accident

If you have been accused of failing to report a traffic accident, seeking legal advice from a team of specialist motoring offence solicitors will offer you the best possible chance of avoiding a severe punishment, which may include imprisonment, disqualification or a fine.

At JMW, we leave no stone unturned in our efforts to achieve a positive outcome for our clients, making sure we rigorously analyse all the evidence and make sure we provide legal advice that is easily understood.

To get in touch with our legal experts and find out more about failure to report a road traffic accident offences, call 0800 804 8159 or complete our online enquiry form.

Failure to Report an Accident Laws

If a road traffic accident occurs and either personal injury or damage to property or another vehicle is caused, the drivers involved are legally obliged to stop and remain at the scene for a reasonable amount of time.

In addition, you must provide information such as your car's registration number, name and address to anyone with reasonable grounds for asking for it, such as a police officer. If you fail to do so, you must then report the accident at a police station or to an officer as soon as possible and within 24 hours of the accident occurring.

Maximum punishments for failing to report an accident include:

  • Six months imprisonment
  • £5,000 fine
  • 5-10 penalty points
  • Disqualification

Contact JMW Solicitors

To give yourself the best possible chance of avoiding being found guilty for failing to report an accident, seek the help of our expert solicitors today. Call 0800 804 8159 or complete our online enquiry form.

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