Why is an Accurate Police Report Crucial in a Car Accident Claim?
Picture this–you’re in a car accident that wasn’t your fault. The police respond to the scene, take statements, and create a report. Everyone leaves the scene. You assume the police report has your story as you believe things occurred. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Maybe your statement was taken down incorrectly. Maybe your statement is accurate but leaves out some important details. Perhaps the other driver, who was actually at fault, claims that the accident was your fault. Perhaps there were witnesses and their statements are not documented. When it comes to liability, the information on the accident report is typically the deciding factor! If there are errors, you must immediately try to get them corrected. Your claim will probably be denied if the police reports does not show the other driver was at fault. Even worse, your insurance may end up paying for something you believe was not your fault. Pay prompt attention to the police report!