Following a car accident, there are a number of steps that can be taken in order to help the victim seek compensation. Unfortunately, not everyone fully understands the importance of some of these steps, or they overlook them thinking they’re not as important.
One thing that should be done regardless of how serious the car accident is, is reporting the crash. Whether this means you’re reporting it to your insurance company right away, getting a police report if possible, or any other report, you should make sure this is something you do. Here’s why:
Detailing the Accident
Reporting an accident is important because it allows you to get a documented document of your story and what happened during the crash. You can immediately have your side of the story told and kept on record to get your claim working quickly.
Having a report can also help protect you should the defendant attempt to put fault on you for the accident. This can protect your ability to seek compensation for any of the damages you may have sustained either on your persons or your property.
How This Serves as Evidence
Typically, when a report is made with your insurance company, you can provide more than just details of the accident. You can also provide witness’ contact information. The insurance company can contact these witnesses to get their perspective on the accident and it can match what you have said.
If the accident is serious enough that the proper authorities come out, they’ll take a detailed accident report, including statements by you, the negligent party, and any witnesses to the crash. This can be used to help prove liability.
At Meade Law Group, our Johnson City car accident attorneys recognize the importance of you reporting a crash no matter how serious. We know how to use this as evidence to help you seek compensation from the negligent party.
If you’ve been hurt, you deserve to have someone on your side who knows how to utilize these reports to help you move forward. We’re here for you.
To speak with our attorneys in a free consultation, we encourage you to contact our firm at (423) 464-7779 today.