It is most often quite difficult to remember all the details of a car accident after one has occurred. Crashes usually happen in the blink of an eye, so it is to be expected that the time immediately following the accident would seem like a blur. Your memory is likely to be even more compromised if you’ve been injured. Unfortunately, if you have been hurt and your car has been damaged, it is also likely that you will take a financial hit if you don’t know what to do in the few minutes following the accident. For this reason, those subsequent minutes are of crucial importance in documenting as much information about the accident as possible in a vehicle accident report, so you can recover as much of your losses as possible.
We learn, as young drivers what to do after an accident. It’s pretty much ingrained in our heads that we need to exchange information with the other driver(s). But not everyone is aware of everything that should be included in a car accident report. To be on the safe side and cover all bases, the best thing you can do for yourself is to dial 911 for assistance from the local police, to be sure there is an unbiased third party on the scene to collect all of the facts and incorporate them into an official vehicle accident report. An on-scene police officer will follow protocol to make sure no pertinent information is left out. They will write down the contact information and license plate numbers for all drivers involved in the accident. The car accident report will also contain an official statement from each of the drivers as well as any passengers or witnesses.
If you were injured or your memory was clouded after the accident, the police report will always be available as a reference for you, your insurance company and your car accident attorney. The vehicle accident report is often the key to proving fault for the accident and in retrieving financial compensation for your medical bills, auto repairs, lost wages and more. If you have been injured in an auto accident, call 615-859-2223 today for a FREE consultation with an experienced car accident attorney at the Law Office of Eric Beasley.