Serious Car Accidents
THE LAW REQUIRES INFORMATION
The motor vehicle law of California requires the driver of any vehicle
involved in an accident to give his name, address and the license
number of the vehicle he is driving to the other party. If it is
requested, the driver must exhibit his driver's license. Leaving the
scene of an accident without furnishing such information may subject
you to criminal prosecution. If you collide with a vehicle which is
unattended, the law requires you to locate the operator or owner of the
vehicle and tell him your name and address. If you cannot locate the
owner, leave a written message stating your name and address and the
circumstances of the collision in a conspicuous place or in the
The best policy is to give no more information than the law requires.
Do not comment on the cause of the accident, and do not admit fault
even if you think you were in the wrong. You may discover later that
the other driver was equally or more to blame. In addition, immediately
after an accident you will most likely be emotionally or physically
upset to such an extent that you will be unable to accurately appraise
the situation. There will be a time for explanations later. No one has
the right to force you to give an opinion as to the cause of the
accident, at police headquarters or elsewhere. You have the right to
consult a lawyer before making a statement.
If you or someone you know has been injured
as the result of an auto accident or car crash,
you need the assistance of The Scarlett Law Group.
today to speak with a California Personal Injury Attorney.