In Florida when an accident occurs, someone is going to get a ticket. The typical scenario involves an accident where the Officer does not witness anything. He or she arrives on scene, assesses the damage, and makes a determination of who is at fault. In any infraction hearing, the Officer acts as both the prosecutor and witness to the charge in question. This is all the more reason why it is vital that you retain a Tampa car accident attorney as soon as possible.
Odd as it may sound, the Officer will need testimony from an independent witness that saw you driving to prove his case against you. This can certainly work in our favor here in Florida as we have a high rate of tourism and temporary residents. If the other party involved in the accident is no longer in Florida, it will be unlikely the Officer can prove his case. If your accident involves serious bodily injury, you might be subject to your license being suspended and any conviction on your infraction being used against you in a Personal Injury lawsuit.
When there is an accident involved, do not pay the ticket without talking to an accident lawyer first.
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