''Motor vehicle accidents'', also known as ''Auto Accident or road traffic accidents (RTA’s)'', are a frequent and cause of property damage, personal injury, and death. Motor vehicle accidents can result from a collision with a building, tree, telephone pole, animal, human, or other motor vehicle. The legal ramifications of a motor vehicle accident are proportionate to the severity of incident. Parties involved in an Automobile Accident are required to stop at the scene and exchange insurance and identification information, or call the police. Failing to stop after an accident is a serious offense known as a “hit and run.” Individuals involved in a motor vehicle accident may face criminal and/or civil liability. The state does not usually prosecute. However, if there is evidence of gross negligence, severe injury, or death, the state may find that legal action is necessary. In these cases, the offender may be charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, assault with a deadly weapon, manslaughter, or even murder. The resulting penalties vary greatly, ranging from incarceration to the death penalty. Civil liabilities following a serious Auto Accident include personal injury lawsuits, fines, and the suspension or revocation of one’s license.
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