Anyone that drives an automobile will likely interact with police at some point. Dealing with police for many can be very fear-inducing, but if you have been in an accident and not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it is very unlikely for the police to attempt to arrest you.
After an accident, the police are there primarily to help you and create a police report; they likely just want the information they need for the case. This means you should be honest with them and give them all the details. You should call BJE Law, P.A. after an accident as well. Our team of attorneys will fight for your rights, and guide you through the legal process.
The first thing the police will ask you for is your license and registration. Once they have this information, they will begin questioning. The questions they ask are designed to make sure you are being truthful, so honesty is very important. One of the questions they will ask is have you been drinking or using drugs. If you have been, be honest and tell the police. They will find out one way or another and lying makes it harder for everyone.
They will also ask you for information regarding the surroundings at the time of the incident. These questions could be things like “Was it raining?” They will ask about any outside force that may have contributed to the accident. If external conditions outside the control of either driver caused or influenced the accident, this could play heavily into your favor, especially if you are at fault.
The police will also ask about details that will help establish fault. For instance, if you rear-end someone, they may ask how many car lengths were between the two cars involved. These questions may be hard to answer and if you are unsure, you should simply say that you don’t know. Any estimations may end up being incriminating, so know that you don’t have to give an answer unless you are confident.
If you are involved in an accident, don’t face the legal system alone. Call BJE Law, P.A. today if you or a loved one have been in an accident, and we can help you get compensated for your damages. Our team of legal professionals will fight tooth and nail on your behalf. Call us today for more information.