At Remmel Law Firm we believe in educating our clients about what to do in personal injury cases, including automobile accidents. If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being injured from such an accident, it is essential that either you, a friend or family member contact the police immediately following the incident.
Making the Call
Knowing what to do following a car accident can be difficult, especially if you’ve been injured. You aren’t necessarily thinking clearly, let alone focusing on the other driver’s liability. However, contacting the police in the event of an automobile accident means a neutral third party will investigate the accident and write a report documenting what exactly occurred. You can use this report in your personal injury case, as it helps establish that the other driver was at fault.
The person who hit your vehicle is liable for injuries, as well as damage to your car or truck. Without a police report, it becomes much more difficult to establish liability, particularly if there were no witnesses. Utilizing a police report that documented what happened in the accident makes it much easier for your attorney to obtain damages sought. It also saves a lot of legal headaches and makes it less likely the the case will be dragged on for months. Having a police report that you can present to a judge is especially important if you are facing large hospital bills or if friends and family were also injured in the accident. Any attorney well-versed in automobile accident cases will ask you up front if there’s a police report on the case, so make sure to get one immediately following the crash.
Finding yourself the victim of an automobile accident is traumatizing. Let us help you sort the case out and get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to learn more about our services.