Legal Advice: What to do if you get in an accident

Advice about Accidents

Recently, I helped one expat friend to talk to policeman about a traffic accident. I’d like to share this advice for anyone else who might end up in such a situation.

Firstly, if a traffic accident does unfortunately happen, never try to run away. You should always keep a good attitude and proceed with courtesy and level-headedness.

One benefit of this is that it will keep you aware of what’s going on and able to defend yourself from any unfair things that maybe happening.

The other benefit is that, by not running away, you won’t receive a criminal penalty. In the event that you do run away, there is a good chance you will get jailed and almost certainly take responsibility for the whole payment of the accident.

In this situation, despite being very stressful, face and perception become very important. It is smart to show the police and the people who might have been hurt your responsible attitude. This will all contribute to getting you a much more favorable outcome.

I’m happy to say that in this case I dealt with, the guy acted very responsibly and calmly during the things that happened. Everything was resolved suitably and I was very happy to help!

– Sophia