You’ve just been in an accident. After making sure that everyone is alright, you call the police and are told that they have sent an officer to your location. An hour goes by, and there is still no officer in sight. You are considering just leaving the scene with the other driver’s insurance information and a few pictures. Before you do, read through this blog post to understand why doing so could be the wrong decision.
In order to recover for personal injuries and property damages stemming from an auto accident, causation and fault weigh heavily in determining damage amounts. While pictures are helpful, there is no single document that can be more helpful in obtaining a favorable settlement than a police report.
The police report will contain all involved parties information, statements by the parties and witnesses, a visual representation of the accident scene, and perhaps most importantly, whether either driver received a traffic citation for committing a violation.
A car accident can be a traumatic experience, and no amount of preparation can help you react afterwards. Below is a helpful list of things to do and consider after you have been involved in a wreck and before you consider leaving the scene.
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