ALWAYS CALL THE POLICE IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT
If you’re like most drivers, then being involved in a fender bender may be one of the last things you want to experience. Not only can they be frustrating and inconvenient, but they can also lead to serious financial and legal headaches if not handled properly.
That’s why it’s important for everyone on the road to know what steps should be taken when an accident occurs – especially filing a police report! In this blog post, we’ll walk you through why calling the police is essential whenever two vehicles make contact with each other, no matter how minor!
IT MIGHT SEEM MINOR
The person that caused your accident may agree that they are at fault and there is no reason to call the police. Don’t fall for it and don’t ever let anyone talk you out of calling the police.
People often change their story. They may apologize today, but may claim you were at fault tomorrow.
The police are trained to collect all important information and take statements from all parties and witnesses.
The police will write an independent crash report containing all pertinent information and their analysis of how the accident happened. While the crash report is not the final word on who was at fault, it carries a lot of weight and will go a long way to resolving your claim.
Don’t let anyone talk you out of asking the police to come to the scene of the accident.
You should always call the police after a car accident, even if it is a minor fender bender. The police will create an official report which can be used for insurance purposes. If you or anyone in your vehicle is injured, the police will also arrange for emergency medical help to be sent to the scene of the accident. And finally, if the other driver isn’t being cooperative, having the police there can diffuse the situation and prevent things from getting heated or out of hand.
If you’ve been involved in a car accident, give us a call Contact our office at (717) 929-8353. We’re here to help you every step of way and fight for the compensation you deserve.