Atoka, TN asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee

Q: Is it mandatory for THP to issue a citation for a single vehicle accident in the snow.

I slid off the road into a thicket of small trees. Truck has minimal damage and is still driveable, but had to be winched out. I'm not filing a claim due to only liability coverage. Did the trooper HAVE to issue me a failure to maintain control and exercise due care citations. I had no attitude, was VERY polite and provided all requested information.... Is it THP policy to issue a citation for a single vehicle accident?

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Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: No, the officer was not required by some policy to issue a citation. Depending upon your time - you could go to court to contest. But it may not be worth your time and money to do so.

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