If you are involved in a car accident and the police are called to the scene, you may assume that things will proceed in an orderly fashion and that there is nothing to worry about, right? … WRONG!! There are several things that could go wrong or incorrect on an accident report and a small piece of misinformation could make a huge difference in the results of your claim.
Common errors that could occur on accident reports include are:
*Your statement was not documented accurately
*Your statement while accurate, left out some important details
*The other driver, who was actually at fault, claimed the accident was your fault
*While there were witnesses present, their statements were not documented
It is absolutely CRUCIAL for you to obtain your accident report as soon as possible to ensure that all information is accurate. The sooner you catch an error, the better chance you have of getting that information amended to reflect the correct details.
Liability in a claim is primarily contingent upon the details on the report. If the report does not clearly show the other driver was at fault, your claim will most likely be denied, even though the accident was not your fault.
Understanding the full details of an accident report can be tricky, so please, contact us for a free consultation. We will be happy to discuss the details of your claim with you and address any concerns or questions that you may have.
Don’t let an accident go reported incorrectly. Obtain an accident report as quickly as possible by contacting your local agency or police department that responded to the scene. If you need help or have any questions, please give us a call at 704-370-1212.