Should I Stop at the Scene of a Car Accident?February 1, 2013
As a witness to a traffic accident you have the opportunity to help the motorists involved by helping them seek medical care as well as playing a key role in the legal process.
Personal injury attorney, John Breakfield, offers a few thoughts to consider when asking yourself if you should stop at the scene of a car crash.
Medical Care and Police: A lot of people do not realize that the truth about a traffic accident is not self-evident. If someone ran a red light they are not necessarily going to admit they ran the red light nor is a police officer going to automatically know about it unless a witness informs the police officer that one party had the green light while the other ran through the red light. In addition to helping police officers, witnesses to a traffic accident are often needed to call 911 and help any injured motorists.
Evidence: It is important to have witnesses to a traffic accident for evidentiary purposes in a case. Without a witness the case becomes the typical “he said she said” scenario. If you witness an accident please stop and help any injured motorists as well as police officers. You never know, you could be the individual who is one day involved in a traffic accident and needs the help of another motorist.
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About the author: John Breakfield is a Hall County Accident Lawyer with Breakfield & Associates, Attorneys in Gainesville, Georgia and handles Personal Injury matters regarding those injured by the negligence and fault of others. The law office of Breakfield & Associates, Attorneys can assist clients throughout Georgia including: Hall County (Gainesville, Oakwood, Flowery Branch), White County (Cleveland), Barrow County (Auburn, Bethlehem, Braselton, Carl, Statham, Winder), Lumpkin County (Dahlonega), Gwinnett County (Buford, Duluth, Sugar Hill, Lawrenceville), Jackson County (Braselton, Commerce, Hoschton, Jefferson, Pendergrass), Dawson County (Dawsonville), Habersham County (Demorest, Cornelia), Clarke County (Athens) and all of Northeast Georgia.
This article and video should not be considered nor relied upon as legal advice since it is only intended for general overview and informational purposes. Please consult with an attorney on your specific situation in order to determine an appropriate legal course of action.