In many automobile accidents when two vehicles impact each other, the two drivers often will blame each other and both say, “I’m not at fault. The other driver is at fault.” It’s very important while at the scene, if at all possible and your injuries don’t render you unconscious, that you give your version of the accident to the police officer who responds to the accident in a fashion that shows why the other driver is at fault and not you. Most likely the other driver is going to tell the police officer a version opposite of yours to try to blame you. In these scenarios, if there are any eyewitnesses that you learn at the scene saw the accident, it is important to obtain their name, phone number, and address. If they stay at the scene, it might be possible to give the police officer their information so it will appear on the police report. Of course, that’s all if that eyewitness bears out your version of the accident how the other driver was at fault and not you. Eyewitnesses who give your version of the story are very important because they don’t know anybody and they’re just telling what they saw.
The law office of Weinstein, Chase, Messinger and Peters is composed of dedicated attorneys, who have years of experience dealing with automobile accident cases throughout the Brooklyn, New York area. Contact them for your free initial consultation.