2013-01-22 06:03:05 -
/EINPresswire.com/ If you are involved in a car accident where no one gets seriously hurt, should I still call the police?
Answer: Most likely! Dallas accident lawyer / attorney Amy Witherite explains why.
1. A police officer will create a report filled with important information. A police officer will draft an accident report that contains contact information for each driver, descriptions given by each driver as to how the accident occurred, and the officer’s analysis. This report can be critical evidence, especially
if the other driver changes his story.
2. A police officer can ticket a driver whose conduct led to the accident. Sometimes accidents are just that—accidents. Other times, however, a driver’s wrongful conduct led to the car crash. If a driver’s traffic violation led to the accident, the officer can ticket the driver.
3. A police officer’s presence can keep everyone focused, respectful, and rational. Sometimes people who have been in accidents become irrationally angry or react violently. Having an officer present will keep the situation under control.
4. Injuries, damage, and proof of insurance may not be what they seem. You may think your neck is just a bit sore. Later, you learn that you seriously injured your spine. You may think that your car sustained minor damage. Later, you learn that the engine was compromised. You may think that the other driver has car insurance, but later you learn that he doesn’t. If your “minor” accident turns “major,” you will be glad you called the police to the scene.
To speak to Amy Witherite, Injury Lawyer, or to another personal injury lawyer, contact Eberstein & Witherite, LLP.
This Dallas-based personal injury law firm represents people who have been injured in car accidents.
Dallas Office: 214-378-6665
Houston Office: 713-861-1101