Is Filing a Police Report After an Accident Important?
After a traffic accident, it may be tempting to simply skip the police report, trade contact and insurance information and move on. However, in failing to obtain a police report, you deny yourself of a key piece of documentation — documentation that could be instrumental for collecting compensation for the injuries you have suffered.
A police report is a key piece of information because it comes from a trusted neutral party. When writing a police report, the responding officer provides a detailed account of the basic facts surrounding the crash as well as statements from both parties. This report can make the claims process go more smoothly and provide useful information for those pursuing a personal injury claim.
If you have been injured in an accident, our law firm can help you gather the information you need to pursue a successful claim. At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford, our attorneys have decades of experience handling car accident cases. We will guide you through the entire process, from the initial fact-finding through the settlement negotiations or trial.
Why File a Police Report for a Minor Accident?
After a minor fender bender, it may seem pointless to file a police report — after all, there were no lasting injuries, were there? Unfortunately, in many cases, victims of minor accidents may suffer injuries that are not immediately apparent. This is particularly common in rear-end collisions, where one driver may suffer whiplash injuries that do not present symptoms for several days.
It is impossible to foresee how an accident may affect your life in the days to come. If you have been involved in a collision, take the time to file a detailed police report. Give a clear, honest and detailed statement to the police officer, but do not address issues of guilt or assign blame. Record the name and badge number of the responding officer, and ask when the police report will be ready. Collect a copy of the report as soon as possible.
Injured in a Pennsylvania Car Accident? Contact a Lansdale Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you have suffered an injury due to another driver’s negligence, get legal help. Contact Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford online or call 215-822-7575. We offer free initial consultations to all clients. We collect no fees unless we win compensation on your behalf.