Leaving the scene of an accident? Property damage caused by you from behind the wheel? If you think this can't happen to you, or that it isn't that "big a deal"...think again.
Being involved in a car accident is a scary experience. It doesn't matter if it is something as simple as a fender-bender. But just because it's a frightening ordeal doesn't mean you can leave the scene of an accident. Especially if there is a serious injury involved! A new law in Florida is harshly punishing drivers who leave the scene of an accident, involving a death. What once carried a minimum mandatory of 21 months in prison, now carries a minimum mandatory of 4 years in prison. And because it is a first degree felony, it now carries a 30 year maximum sentence.
Parking lots seem to be magnets for car accidents. You are backing out of your parking spot, a second of not paying attention and then...BAM!
Yesterday's news was quite a shock.