As a vehicle driver, you will be no doubt well aware of the importance of safety on the road. When driving on the roads, you will be well aware of other vehicles around you, the environment you are driving in and what laws you should be abiding whilst driving. However, even if all of these factors are taken into account, a road accident is something you cannot know is coming. Many of the highways within the Massachusetts area, such as Route 95, the Mass Pike and Route 495 are often the location for the vast majority of significant crashes that occur due to the huge amount of cars, trucks and motorcycles which travel on them every day. If you are lucky enough to have not been involved in a car crash, you may not be aware of what exactly you should do in terms of looking after yourself and in abiding with the law.
Firstly, you should never leave the scene of the crime unless advised to do so. By fleeing the scene you can be damaging your case before it has begun, as this is a crime to do so. In terms of when you hire a lawyer to help you with your case, you may actually make it exceptionally difficult for them to be able to fight your case for you if you have fled the scene. In extreme cases where someone involved in the crash has unfortunately died, this could result in the case becoming more severe, with you being charged for ‘hit-and-run’. It is a good idea to check on all those involved in the crash to ensure that everyone is ok and where needed, so you can seek medical advice for those who are injured. This will also be beneficial for you in terms of your case, it will show that you were compassionate about the accident-regardless of whether you were to blame or not. During this time, you should also call for the police, unless it has already been done, and inform them of the whole incident. At times where the police arrive at the scene, you should ask the officer to file a police report so that this can be used within the records for your case, which will help your lawyer know more about the crash itself. It is also a good idea during this time to also note down for yourself, the name of the officer who arrived at the scene, and their badge number.
Car crashes can often be very messy events where the blame is pushed to and fro between victims. The best thing you can do for yourself in order to make the whole case go much smoother is to provide the other driver with your personal and insurance details, and ask for them to do the same. It is imperative you have this, not only for your insurance company-whom you should contact as soon as possible after crash, but also for your Boston Lawyer for their records of the case. As difficult as this time may be, try to be as co-operative as possible, as this could help you in the long run, but never apologize for the crash or take any blame as you will be owning up to legal liability which instantly can ruin your car crash case.
Facing a court case over something like a car crash is a very unsettling and difficult thing to go through. If you have done everything correctly, you have already helped yourself massively in making the case as easy as possible for you. However, with the right Boston Lawyer, you will be safe in the knowledge that your corner will be fought for you and that win might be a little easier to reach.