In our society today, the use and misuse of automobiles, account for the greatest number of actions in both criminal and civil courts.
The automobile has been the predominant form of personal transportation for over a century, and despite the frequency of auto accidents, many drivers still do not understand the responsibilities they incur, or the rights which they may seek to protect when they are involved in an accident.
The purpose of this information is to provide reminders regarding the responsibility each of us has in the event of injury or other personal hardships resulting from an accident, and to enable all drivers to carry out their legal responsibilities and protect their legal rights.
Inexperienced drivers can benefit greatly from the information provided here, and if you are a young driver or have young drivers in your household it might be helpful to be sure that you and they are aware of their responsibilities and rights.
In most states, every vehicle driven on public streets must be registered and licensed and must obtain liability insurance or post an equivalent bond or certificate of self insurance with the state. Failure to comply will result in revocation of your operator's license and possible vehicle registration.
Make sure you have in your car your current vehicle registration. Your current insurance information, ie: carrier name, phone number and policy number.