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Is it okay to talk to the police at an accident scene?

Is it okay to talk to the police at an accident scene?

You pretty much have got to talk to the police. Now, you don’t have to, you have the fifth amendment right to refuse to talk at all. Generally, that’s not a good idea because you will immediately go to jail. But you should generally talk to police because they’re doing their job –it’s their job to investigate the accident. And they can’t do it if you don’t tell them what happened. So yes, you should talk to the police, you should tell them your version of what happened, and give them the full version. And even if you think you’re at fault, you don’t have to necessarily admit it to the police officer. But you can tell them your best version of what you think happened.

Gregory H. Herrman has been committed to providing quality legal representation for injured accident victims in the Corpus Christi area and the Rio Grande Valley for many years. After getting his J.D., Herrman joined a firm in Corpus Christi, handling both plaintiff’s personal injury and insurance defense cases. After five years, he joined his brother, David, and another attorney to form their own law firm committed solely to representing injured accident victims. Herrman has maintained that focus in his practice ever since.

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