You might suspect that after being injured in a minor accident in New York that you do not need to file a police report. There are numerous reasons why you should file a police report just in case, and one of the most important of these is to have an accurate version of the events immediately after the accident happens. Read on to learn about the reasons why you should always contact the authorities right after the accident and file a report.
Time may pass, and you may not be able to remember fully all of the aspects of the accident but the police report can be an important form of evidence not just for your car insurance company but also your personal injury attorney. The police report helps to document basics of the accident. It might not be your only piece of evidence, but it could be an important component to your case.
You should never count on statements made by the other party in the immediate aftermath of the accident as evidence because he or she may initially accept blame and then change their mind later or may make other statements that cannot be relied upon. It is in your best interest to have an accurate version of events recorded in the police report and request a copy of it immediately.
Your car insurance company will likely require a copy of the police report, but you should also send one to your New York personal injury attorney. Even if you are not completely sure after the accident whether or not you will move forward with the personal injury claim or whether or not you have sustained serious injuries and/or damages, you should consult with a New York personal injury attorney just in case and bring a copy of the police report with you. Jayson Lutzky is a Bronx accident lawyer. He offers free in-person consultations to accident victims. If you were injured in an accident, then Mr. Lutzky can review your police report with you and advice on your next steps. Call 718-514-6619 to set up an appointment with Mr. Lutzky. Visit www.MyNewYorkCityLawyer.com to learn more about the law.