If you are in an accident in Wake County, it is important to know some of the dos and don’ts of what to do in the stressful moments after the collision.
Do #1: Swap information
In the event of an accident, you are required to provide to the other driver your name, address, driver’s license number, and the license plate number of the vehicle to the person struck or the driver or occupants of the other vehicle. Failing to provide information after an accident can lead to a Class 1 misdemeanor.
Don’t #1: Do not leave the scene
In North Carolina, drivers have a duty to stop and remain with their vehicles at the scene of any accident until law enforcement arrives. You are only allowed to move in the circumstance where remaining at the scene would place you or others at a significant risk of injury.
Do #2: Call for Medical Assistance
If it is apparent that a person in an accident or if the person requests medical assistance, drivers have a duty to give reasonable assistance to an injured person, including calling for medical assistance. Failing to call for medical assistance if needed can lead to a Class 1 misdemeanor.
Don’t #2: Do not lose your cool
Car accidents can be incredibly stressful. But having a checklist prepared of what to do in the event of an accident can give you peace of mind when the time comes. In the event you are charged with anything involving a car accident, take a deep breath and make sure you have an experienced attorney to assist you with the stress.
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