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If I Witnessed A Car Accident, Do I Have to Get Involved?

If I Witnessed A Car Accident, Do I Have to Get Involved?

If you live in a big city like Houston, chances are you will have the occasion see more than one car accident in your lifetime—and even worse, chances are you will be in one (or more) too. Unfortunately, statistics just continue to rise too, and not only for car wrecks, but also those involving truck and motorcycles, and for others who may be traveling by foot or on a bicycle. It has become more important than ever to be an extremely defensive traveler, no matter where you are—but especially in the evenings if you are on a less visible vehicle like a bike.

After a devastating car wreck, property damage and medical bills may just continue to mount, and as you wait on your claim to be paid, or your case to be settled either in or out of court, details like witnesses may become very important; in fact, your case could center around an eyewitness account as a third party is able to confirm what did really happen.

Because of their importance to your case, it is critical to speak to witnesses while at the scene of the car accident, attaining all their contact information. If you do not, their vital help could be lost to you forever, as the scene of the accident is most likely the only time you would see such individuals—unless the accident occurred in your neighborhood where you may be acquainted with many of the neighbors.

If you are a witness to a car accident, you may be wondering what your legal responsibility is. For the most part, you have no legal obligation, and you cannot be forced to help—although in most cases, it is the right thing to do so that everyone involved knows the truth and can see the case closed. If you are subpoenaed as a witness, the story is a bit different, and you are then required to come to court. Whether you have been in an accident or witnessed one, it may be to your advantage to consult with an injury attorney as soon as possible.

Please call the law offices of Andrew ‘Pike’ Piekalkiewicz, PLLC as soon as possible if you have been in a car accident and injured due to the negligence of others. Attorney Sgt. Pike activates and deploys his proprietary Car Accident Response Team or C.A.R.T.™ immediately after being hired and in cases where it is appropriate, with a team of specialized personnel trained in every aspect of car wrecks and injuries deployed. Call now at (713) 748-7453 or visit AttorneySgtPike for a no obligation case review.