Even the most safety-conscious bicyclists are at risk of getting into an accident. Other
motorists far outnumber bicyclists on Tampa roadways. All bike riders should
know what steps to take after an accident, whether they or a companion are the
victim. Taking the proper steps at this critical point can make a difference in
your physical and legal outcomes. Here’s what the Tampa personal injury lawyers
at Matthews Injury Law recommend you do after a bicycle accident.
Stay at the
Scene until the Police Arrive
Call the police
and an ambulance if you are injured. Motorists are legally required to stay at
the scene if there are injuries or property damage. If you leave the scene
without making a police report, you might not be able to track down the
motorist later if you need to hold them liable for your injuries.
may attempt to negotiate with you or any other victims. They might accept blame
and apologize, but now isn’t the time for negotiations. You have no idea as to
the full extent of your injuries or property damage at this time. You also risk
the driver changing their mind and later denying that the …
accused of a criminal offense can be a stressful and intimidating experience.
You’ll likely worry about your loved ones, job, and reputation. It’s even worse
when you make mistakes after facing arrest. In some cases, what you do can lead
to harsh penalties and many years in prison. And no one wants that- I guess.
It’s then critical to know what to do and what to avoid.
out mistakes to avoid when faced with criminal charges:
1. Resisting arrest
mistake to resist arrest when faced with criminal charges. By trying to run
away or fight the police, you raise your likelihood of incurring injuries. The Tucson Criminal Defense Attorney advises
that you can face additional charges by trying to
resist arrest. Instead, be polite and respectful, and cooperate with the law
enforcement officers. You should also hire an attorney to review your case and
fight for your rights.
2. Voluntary statement
have the right to stay silent and not provide any information to the police if
your lawyer isn’t present. Most people become nervous after an arrest and share
a lot of information. Moreover, police officers may advise you that there’s no
need for an …