My father lent a car that I own and insure to a woman he knows. Apparently while borrowing my vehicle she rear ended a man, but did not stop to exchange information. She the lied to my father about the nature of the incident. Today I received a summons to appear in court for a hit and run change. What can I do to make sure that the responsible party is held accountable?
"What can I do to make sure that the responsible party is held accountable?" You should hire an attorney to reduce the risk that the police, the prosecutor, or the court misunderstanding whatever it is that you have to say.
Then, you find evidence to support your claim that you were in in the vehicle for several hours before and after the alleged time of the hit and run. You should give that information to your attorney.
You may need to get your father involved, especially if he is a credible witness in court. Your father can support your claim that you did not have possession of the vehicle at the time of the alleged hit and run.
If you cannot find your attorney before the date of the court hearing, you will still need to go to the hearing, plead "not guilty". The court will set another hearing in another month or so.
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