I Was in A Car Accident And Didn’t Want To Move My Car Until The Police Came. Was That The Right Decision?

Being in a car accident can be a terrifying experience, especially if it happens in the middle of a busy roadway.  What should you do if you are blocking traffic or at risk of getting hit again?

In a perfect world, I’d advise my clients to call the police and wait for them to arrive before moving their vehicle.  The police will take notes as to the positions of the vehicles so that they can record how the accident occurred.  They will also be able to assist in safely removing the vehicles from the roadway.  

BUT, your safety and the safety of those around you are of the utmost importance.  If your car is positioned where you think it may get hit again or cause other harm, it is okay to get it out of the way if it is safe to do so.  

Before moving your vehicle, and only if it is safe to do so, take as many pictures and videos as possible to capture the original positions of the vehicles and to document the accident scene.  Also, let the other drivers and witnesses around you know that you are moving the vehicle, so they do not think you are fleeing the scene of the accident for any reason.  

Whatever you do, consider your safety and the safety of others first!

Have You Been Injured In A Covington Area Car Accident?

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