If you have been hurt in a car accident you will need to gather all the evidence that proves how badly you were hurt. This includes going to the doctor right away and keeping track of your diagnosis, prognosis, treatment plan, and all bills. These facts will prove your injuries and the cost of recovery. You also need to show that the other driver caused the accident. Proving liability in a car wreck case can be difficult and many pieces of evidence are required to develop a strong case. One piece of evidence a victim should never overlook is the police report. The police report contains a lot of valuable information about the accident and is useful when presenting your case to an insurance adjuster or to the Court.
Three ways a police report helps your accident case include:
- The police report contains important facts concerning the accident.
- The police report may contain a diagram of the accident scene, which helps paint the picture you need to make the facts clear. Many jurors and even insurance adjusters have difficulty imagining an accident, but a diagram may clear up this confusion.
- The police report will contain a narrative of events, as told to the officer on the scene. These descriptions are useful because they were made close in time to the collision. Over time, memories fade and having a written narrative of events will refresh your memory so you can recount the accident clearly. The police report might also include names and contact information of any witness, giving you the chance to call those who were present for their account of the accident so you can offer corroborating evidence.
Many cases are resolved by artful negotiation with the adjuster for the liable party, but if you do have to file a case you must do so within two years of the accident. Our job is to investigate your case and demand all you are entitled to receiving, followed up by a timely filed lawsuit when necessary. We can help you today.
If you have been in an accident, we know what to do. Contact the attorneys at Yetnikoff Law Offices, PLLC for answers to your questions and learn how we can help get you the maximum compensation possible. Call us at 800-279-6331 or visit us online.