When you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, you may wonder where to turn for help with your claim. You may have suffered serious injuries and wonder how the law will work to benefit you and help you get the compensation you deserve. For many, this starts with a thorough, complete police report. You are able to obtain a police report from your accident at any time either through arriving at the agency responsible or asking them to mail a copy to you.
How Police Reports Help You
When you are working to receive damages in a personal injury suit, a police report can be one of the most beneficial aspects of the case. Even before court becomes a matter and you are attempting to work things out through settlement, you and your attorney can use the facts listed on the police report to gain an advantage. The police report will shed light on many matters such as the circumstances of the incident like the time of day and location, the preliminary assessment of fault determined by the responding officer, and whether or not the other driver violated the state’s vehicle code. When a driver’s carelessness is in question, the police report may solve these issues and give you a better idea of whether or not you will be able to settle.
Police reports can give important information on witnesses who may have seen the accident take place. In some cases, the witness statements may also be included on the report. This can be a valuable asset in your case because, with this information, you will be able to prove who was at fault. Now that you understand how a police report can be helpful to you, give us a call to get started on your personal injury case. Take the steps necessary to get back on your feet and get the compensation you deserve.