If you’ve been involved in an accident and you have been charged as a result, call us immediately.
When the police investigate an accident, the investigator will apportion responsibility for the collision depending on the evidence that he/she sees or hears at the scene. This includes an examination of the physical evidence at the scene, such as the resting position of the vehicles, debris field, weather conditions, traffic volume and functionality and visibility of any traffic controls (such as stop signs or traffic lights). It also includes interviewing witnesses, particularly independent witnesses.
Drivers find themselves being questioned by a uniformed Police Officer, and they are asked for an explanation of what happened. Often a driver who has been involved in an accident is mentally distracted and it is unlikely that their explanation will be full, complete or even accurate. Whatever is said will be a major factor in the officer’s decision as to who is responsible and whether or not an offence has been committed.
It is important that if you intend to challenge a charge which has resulted from an accident, that you have the best available information and assistance. We have the skill and experience required to examine all of the evidence and the Police Officer’s findings.