Can I fight a car accident case that wasn't my fault?
Question Details: Last year I was drinking with my sister and had to drive us home. On the way I was turning left on a green light but as I was turning there was another car which didn't stop when it was supposed to and it hit me. Out of fear, I decided to flee the scene because I had no insurance or license and I was under the influence. I was caught and arrested me but let me go the same night. A couple months later, they filed a subrogation claim on me but I wasn't at fault even though I was driving under the influence and did not have insurance or a license. Do I still have to pay money? They also filed a warrant for my arrest. What should I do and can I fight this?
If you were under the influence, the accident was almost certainly your fault, at least in the law's eyes: the presumption is that the impaired driver caused or contributed to the accident due to his/her impairment (e.g. impaired judgment, reflexes). Further, if you had no license, that also supports finding that you were at fault, since there's usually some reason you don't have a license: you never got one, so you are presumed to have less skill and practice; or it was taken away for bad driving; etc.
You are not likely to win this case--you should consider trying to negotiate a settlement (e.g. an amount to pay and payment schdedule) you can afford. Since you should hire a lawyer to help you deal with the warrant, the lawyer can also try to negotiate a settlement for you.