When people think of legal consequences for a car accident, they might think about a traffic ticket. Maybe they get a speeding ticket, or a ticket for failing to signal or some other minor traffic violation. However, Oregon residents should know that there are a variety of serious charges that can follow a car accident. Even when a person is not intoxicated, if they do not follow certain rules, felony charges can follow.
In particular, drivers can face serious charges when involved in a hit-and-run with injuries. Under Oregon state law, following a car accident that results in the injury or death of another person, a driver has several duties.