Frequently Asked Questions After Car Accidents in TN:
FAQ: Do you have to stop if you’re in a car accident in Memphis?
Yes, you have to stop if there was any damage done to property. That means even if your car is fine, you should stop if the other car might have been scratched.
You stop at a car accident in order to exchange information. You should get the other driver’s name, address, phone number, driver’s license number, and insurance information if available; and you should give them the same information as well. You should also call the police to report the incident. (The police won’t necessarily come out to the scene, but it’s wise to report it regardless.)
Failing to stop and provide your information means you’ve run out on your potential obligations to pay for the damage. You may not owe anything, but in the moment there’s no way to be certain of that; and everyone involved should have the right to contact their own insurance company with all the information available so that the right person pays for the accident.
If you don’t stop when there is damage from the accident you could face serious fines or, in severe cases, even be prosecuted for dangerous driving.
Our Memphis car accident attorneys can help you recover damages for car accidents that weren’t your fault. Plus if the driver didn’t stop, we can help you get compensation to pay for the accident. Contact us today to discuss your situation for free.