What to do in a Car Accident if the Police do not Arrive in Time
Jared: Hi, my name is Jared Richards. I’m one of the partners here at Clear Counsel Law Group and one of our readers has asked, “What should I do if I’ve been in a car accident and the police don’t come?” I guess the real question is who’s fault is it? Assuming that it’s not your fault, it’s the other sides fault, then you want to make sure everything is properly documented. You all have phones. Everybody these days tends to have a phone in their pocket. Take pictures. Make sure you take pictures of the other person’s insurance card. If that other person’s willing to make a statement saying that they were in the accident and they understand that they were at fault, then by all means, take the recording. Make sure that if you’re injured, go see a doctor. Go get treatment. Don’t wait. Do it that day.
It’s helpful when the police come because the police can often document the injury and the accident and the police often get it right, but quite frankly, the police sometimes get it wrong, even when they come out. Having the police come out is not the end of the world, but just make sure you use your phone. Document everything careful. Looks like Brian has a question.
Brian: What if the offending party won’t share their insurance information?
Jared: They’re required by law to share their insurance information. They have to stay at the scene of the accident and exchange information at a bare minimum. If they won’t share, take a picture of their license plate number. Use your phone. It is your best friend after an accident. Anyway, if you have any more questions, give us a call and we’re happy to help.