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The Importance of a Police Report After a Crash

We understand that the moments following a car crash are difficult. They are a lot of questions going through your head. You may not be sure of what you can do and what needs to be done. However, it’s important to know what steps can help if you decide to pursue legal action.

One thing that is very important to do is obtaining a police report and other important documents after a car crash. Accident reports can be crucial pieces of evidence when pursuing legal action against a negligent party. Here’s why:

A Police Report Breaks Down the Situation

Following a car crash, the proper authorities will most likely come and monitor the scene to ensure nobody is hurt and relieve the situation. Part of what they do is gather information about the accident from the parties involved and any witnesses.

This means they will have a full recollection from all individuals who could have an impact on the case. As evidence, these statements can be used by your attorney to help paint a picture and determine liability in your car accident lawsuit.

These Help Protect Your Rights

The statements you make throughout the process of filing a lawsuit are often under a lot of scrutiny. You need to ensure that your statements are accurate and consistent throughout the process. If you’re keeping your recollection of the accident consistent, you can avoid the insurance company making claims that you’re to blame.

Oftentimes, it may be difficult to obtain these documents on your own. Therefore, if you’re injured as a result of someone else’s negligent actions, you deserve to hire strong legal counsel who can help you understand your rights and legal options.

At Morici, Longo & Associates, our Chicago car accident attorneys have the knowledge, skill, experience, and tenacity you need on your side to help you hold the negligent party accountable and seek compensation and justice.

We have the resources needed to gather evidence on your behalf, including the accident report from the proper authorities who responded to your crash.

If you need to speak with a lawyer in a free consultation, call us today at (312) 779-0366.