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Do police give you tickets right away in a car accident?

Dallas, TX |

I got in a car accident yesterday i was coming straight and a car was on yield to turn right so my light turn yellow but i didnt stop cause my truck was not going to stop so the lady decided to turn and hit the breaks but couldnt stop.and she went and hit a school bus. The police didnt give me a ticket he just got a report. He didnt give me no ticket he just told me he was going to give me a account number to file my claim with my insurance but my insurance wont help me because i was driving some one else truck so what going to happend know how do i know if it was my fault or her??

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  1. If you get issued a ticket, retain a local traffic court lawyer to defend. If the other driver was negligent, and you were injured, contact a local personal injury lawyer to represent you.

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  2. I recommend that you seek the advise of an attorney in your area as soon as possible in case you are issued a ticket after the fact and to investigate all potential sources of insurance coverage.

    Good luck.

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