After an accident, a person who feels responsible might think they deserve whatever financial punishment comes their way. This is absolutely not what should happen! They should enlist a personal injury attorney to protect their rights and clarify the facts of the accident for their own good.
Please keep in mind that your first priority is safety. After an accident, make sure everybody is safe and the appropriate authorities are contacted. The Long Beach Police Department has a handy traffic-related crime guide and instructions for obtaining incident information. But after this, it’s time to seriously consider getting legal representation.