Car Accident – Why No Ticket?

I was in a car accident in Clarksville, Tennessee.  The guy that hit me ran a red light but the police officer did not give him a ticket.  Three people told the officer that the guy ran the light!  What’s going on? 

Probably nothing is going on other than the officer giving the driver a break.  It is not uncommon for police officers not to give tickets in this type of situation.

The failure of the officer to give a ticket will not affect your rights to bring a claim against the driver.   In fact,  if he received a ticket and paid it you would not be able to introduce that fact as evidence at a personal injury trial.


Are you a personal injury lawyer who came across this post?   John Day writes a blog for personal injury and wrongful death lawyers called "Day on Torts."    John handles personal injury and wrongful death cases of all types across Tennessee and can be contacted either  here or by the "contact" form to the immediate right of this post.

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