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Who’s at fault in a hit and run accident?

I was driving home from work in the rain last night and there was an accident on the other side of the street. I got distracted by the police and ambulance lights and didn't notice that the car in front of me had stopped, and I rear ended the car. I tried to pull to the side of the road to make sure everything was okay, but that car sped off! I didn't want to follow it because the whole situation felt shady. What should I do next?


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    Craig Andersen | Andersen Law PLLC
    10000 NE 7th Ave Suite 330B
    Vancouver, WA 98685
    (360) 397-0111
    Fill out an accident report.
    Answer Applies to: Washington - Replied: 3/4/2013
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    You were at fault for the accident itself but the other person committed the crime of leaving the scene of an accident.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 1/11/2013
    Thomas E. Gates | Gates' Law, PLLC
    651 Strander Blvd., Suite 209
    Tukwila, WA 98188-2953
    (253) 332-7899
    File a police report.
    Answer Applies to: Washington - Replied: 1/11/2013
    Patrick Owen Earl | Patrick Earl Attorney
    1334 S. Pioneer Way
    Moses Lake, WA 98837
    (509) 750-9921
    If you are charged with a Hit and Run criminal citation FAULT is not the issue. It is the notion of getting into an accident with another vehicle or something and not contacting the owner of that property and leaving your name, address, phone number and insurance information.
    Answer Applies to: Washington - Replied: 1/11/2013
    George E Downing. Jr. | Downing Law Firm
    5700 Florida Street
    Baton Rouge, LA 70806
    (225) 924-1630
    Report the incident to the police and your insurer to protect yourself
    Answer Applies to: Louisiana - Replied: 1/11/2013
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