I should have. The guy was 70-ish. So the cop automagically sided with him vs. the 18 year old. The cop never asked me for my side of the story.
But now that's it's happened, I know what to look out for and how to handle it appropriately next time around.
A rear-ender is ALWAYS the fault of the person who did the rear-ending, no matter your age or ethnicity. I've never heard a cop side with someone who did the rear-ending.
WRONG! There were multiple rear ends
4 cars rear ended.
I'm car 4.
car 3 hit car 2 into car 1. I hit car 3.
Car 3 caused the accident, but I was blamed because I was the most back.