Do you need to file a police report after an accident occurs?

It’s very important after an accident that you call 911 and have the police come to document the accident. A lot of times somebody that gets involved in an accident, they’ll hit you, they’ll say, hey, you know what let’s just take care of this without insurance or let’s not get the police involved because they know that they may get a ticket or their insurance premiums may go up. You may feel bad for them and agree, but typically that’s a mistake. Down the road is going to be very difficult to prove what happened and sometimes the stories change and the people decide that hey, you know what maybe I do want to fight this and say that it was your fault. So it’s very important to document the accident and the best way of doing that is to call the police and make sure they make a report. Of course, taking pictures, documenting it otherwise, and getting witness names is important as well, but if you call the police and make a report typically, they will get witness statements if there are any and they will document the accident so it’s very clear as to what happened. That will protect you if you were not at fault for the accident. If you have any further questions, please feel to give us a call here at Zweben Law Group.