Getting into an accident can be a scary thing but it is important to know that you have a responsibility to remain at the scene until a police officer tells you that it is ok to go. You also need to report the accident, either directly to an officer or in writing. Failure to do this can be both a traffic offense as well as a serious criminal offense. It is vital that you know your rights and responsibilities both right after an accident and the days following it. If you have been in an accident and need assistance dealing with members of police, contact Peter Northcott Professional Corporation 24 hours a day.