Two days back we met with an accident at highway.My husband was driving the car. I was sitting infront and my 15 yr old son was sitting at rear seat. It was at around 10.30 pm. We were returning after attending a marriage. It was delhi ajmer highway. Suddenly the cars in front got very slow and because there was some distance between the cars so my hsband applied the brakes and it stopped after them without any problem. Just after 4-5 seconds a big thud and blow to us.Some one hit from behind and due to that impact it hit the vehicle in front and our front left of the car also got damaged.The front car driver did not stop and went away. Luckily no body got hurt, just jerks. My husband and my son went out to see what banged, it was a pickup. They saw the rear part of the car was completely damaged and everything broken. My husband spoke to the driver and found that he was drunk. We all were in shock and could nt understand for some time. As it was a highway gathered people told us to move the vehicle. My husband asked the driver to come to police station but he started pleading and started calling people there. He was not ready to come to police station, then my husband took his mobile phone and the keys of his vehicle, and asked the driver to sit next to him and started driving himself to bring him to police station.As I started driving my own car as engine was running condition.
On the way as we slowed on a turn the driver of the pickup got down and ran away. My husband brought his vehicle to the police station and I brought mine. The police accident cell was informed and they came after some time. In the meantime we wrote a complaint and gave to the police. The owner of pickup also came there after some time and tried offering some amount. We lodged an FIR with them and got a copy of FIR also.We informed our insurance company also next morning and gave our car for repairs.
my questions are
Which IPC section will be implemented?
What will happen in court after we called?
Were these steps taken right as per law?
How much time this case will take?
Would w e get compensation from other party?