I was driving the car and was taking a left turn when a motorcyclist overtook me from left side and hit my car and fell down unconscious. Since there was mob there and danger from them to my security, I left the spot. Later on the motorcyclist lodged a complain in the police and recorded that he was merely crossing the road and I was doing rash driving and hit him. Police has registered the FIR under IPC 279 and 337. Now I have received a summon from the court and my lawyer says that I should accept the fault and pay the fine which will be between 1000 Rs, and 2000 Rs. I have questions as follows:
1. will this affect my passport renewals and visa procedures to abroad tours?
2. The opposite party has claimed compensation for Rs. 2,00,000 under MACT claims. The lawyer says it will be settled by my insurance company. Can I believe him? Will my insurance company not use my acceptance as tool to avoid the claim?
3. Is it advisable to fight the case? The opposite party has produced the witnesses who said I was doing rash driving and the man was indeed crossing the road. What type of evidences I need to show that the man was driving the motorcycle and he was at fault (not me).