Do you know what to do when you’re in a car accident in New Hampshire? Should you stay at the scene? Do you need to render assistance? Since each state is different, it’s important to know the rules and regulations for any state you travel in.
For New Hampshire, when you get into a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you still need to follow these rules. First, don’t leave the scene. Leaving the scene, even if you weren’t at fault, constitutes fleeing and can result in charges being placed against you. You could lose your license, be arrested or be fined for doing so. Instead of leaving the scene, you should try to render aid if possible, but don’t move anyone who has been injured unless a vehicle is on fire.
If you’re injured, you should attempt to call for medical assistance as soon as you can, or try to get someone else to. Your health is the number one priority in these situations, and everything else can wait. If you’re able to move about or speak while you wait for law enforcement and medical help to arrive and no one is seriously injured or needing assistance, then you can exchange insurance information, phone numbers and other data with the other driver involved in the crash.
You should always try to get the names and phone numbers or addresses of witnesses. This can help police investigate your crash and learn about what happened. Witnesses can help you prove that you weren’t at fault, which makes it easier to get compensation for your injuries from the at-fault party.
Source: FindLaw, “After a Car Accident: First Steps,” accessed Aug. 18, 2015