Many people who have no history with crime have ended up being charged with misdemeanor hit and run or felony hit and run due to their not realizing their actions after a car accident were considered criminal.
Sadly, after being the victim of a car accident, some drivers find themselves the victim of exorbitant tow truck fees and related storage yard fees. After being involved in an accident, people are often in shock and aren’t thinking clearly. Police and paramedics are trying to get traffic moving and inoperable cars cleared from the scene. In their effort to get traffic moving, the police may have called the nearest tow service to get the scene cleaned up and to move your car. The officer is well meaning and doing his job.
Next thing you know, a tow truck has arrived. You may even be breathing a sigh of relief when the tow truck arrives as the state of shock may have made you feel as if you didn’t know what to do. Next thing you know you have signed some documents and the tow truck operator has told us that ‘He’ll take care of everything.’ We go home, open a claim with the at fault insurance carrier and it’s not until two weeks after the accident do we get a bill for $700 in storage fees and $300 for the towing service. What!!??