Should I move my vehicle after a head-on collision?

If you have been involved in a head-on collision, it is natural to feel overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. One question that often comes up is whether or not you should move your vehicle after the accident. The short answer is that it depends on the circumstances of the accident.

Here are some things to consider:

  1. Safety: Your first priority should always be your safety and the safety of others involved in the accident. If your vehicle is in a dangerous location, such as in the middle of the road or on a busy highway, you should move it to a safer location if possible. However, if you or anyone else involved in the accident has been injured, it is important to leave the vehicle where it is until emergency services arrive.
  2. Evidence preservation: If you believe that the other driver was at fault for the accident, it is important to preserve any evidence that may support your case. This includes the position of the vehicles after the accident. If you move your vehicle before the police arrive, it may be more difficult to determine who was at fault.
  3. Legal requirements: In some states, it is illegal to move your vehicle after an accident unless it is necessary for safety reasons. Be sure to check the laws in your state to determine your legal obligations.
  4. Ultimately, the decision to move your vehicle after a head-on collision should be based on the specific circumstances of the accident. If you are unsure of what to do, it is always best to err on the side of caution and wait for the police to arrive.

If you have been involved in a head-on collision, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Contacting an experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options. At The Ruth Law Team, we offer free consultations to individuals who have been injured in accidents. Contact us today at (888) 783-8378 to schedule your consultation.

You can also visit us by appointment at one of our Florida Law Offices, Minnesota Law Offices, or Georgia Law Offices.

Please note that the answers to each question may vary depending on the specific facts of your case, and it is always best to consult with an attorney to get more accurate information. Also, this is general information and not legal advice.