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As soon as you are in a car accident, you will have to make a series of
important choices. One of the most critical decisions you make will be
selecting the right personal injury attorney to represent you. At Golomb
& Honik, P.C., we have won hundreds of millions of dollars for our
clients over the years and are prepared to lend our knowledge and experience
to your case.
Sometimes, winning a case is as simple as choosing the right lawyer.
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Should I Talk to Police After My Car Accident?
Yes. Do not refuse to cooperate with law enforcement when they come to
the scene of your car accident. However, don’t say everything that
pops into your head, either. The official police report filed after your
accident will be vital to the success of your case – and it will
also contain a detailed record of your interaction with law enforcement,
including every claim and comment you make.
One of the officer’s primary duties at the scene of the accident
is to interview you and the other driver to try to determine what happened.
You are not necessarily required to perform an interview or provide anything
more than your driver’s license, insurance information, vehicle
registration, etc. However, if you do not, you will be ticketed. (You
can, however, fight it later.)
If you choose to talk with the officer involved, you must proceed with
extreme caution. Avoid any implication of fault on your part and do not
say anything that would lead the officer to believe that the accident
was even partially your fault. This doesn’t mean you need to point
the finger and outright blame the other driver, but you should definitely
steer clear of making it sound like you did anything that would have caused
it. (Again, everything you say will be contained in the police report.)
Get in touch with a car accident attorney as soon as possible after your
accident. Call (215) 278-4449 today to get the help of a Philadelphia
personal injury lawyer.