Why You should File a Police Report After an Accident
Many people wrongly assume that they don’t need to file a police report after a minor vehicle accident. Minor or major, a police report is very important to file after any accident if there is a chance you are going to pursue compensation.
What may seem like a minor injury or minor vehicle damage at the time can end up being much more serious (and expensive). A police report provides an unbiased view of what happened. Having this documentation makes any insurance claim easier and is vital in the event that a lawsuit needs filed. Filing a police report is important for the at-fault driver as well. It can provide protection against any exaggerated or faked injury claims.
A normal police report will include the date, time, and location of the accident. It will detail damage to the vehicle(s) as well as any injuries. It will also contain statements by those involved and any witnesses. To file a report, call the police and cooperate with the officer who responds by answering all questions to the best of your ability. Make sure to get a copy of the report to send to your insurance provider.
If you are in an auto accident and have any questions about how to best pursue fair compensation, call our office to schedule a consultation.