If you have been involved in an auto accident and have suffered injuries, you may be wanting to file a claim to receive compensation. To claim successfully, you will need evidence. This evidence will have to prove that you were involved in the accident, the scene of the accident and that your injuries are related to the accident. In many vehicle accident claims, police reports are important pieces of evidence.
If you have been involved in a car accident and you don’t have a police report, don’t worry! You can still file an insurance claim without a police report. When claiming compensation from your insurance company, although it is helpful, you don’t need a police report.
If you have been involved in an accident and have suffered injuries, you contact a car accident attorney at our law firm today. An attorney will be able to help you file an insurance claim without a police report. For some legal advice, call our office to schedule a free case evaluation today at (941) 444-4444.
How Do I Claim Car Insurance Without a Police Report?
You can file a claim without a report from a police officer. In fact, in most car accident cases, a police report will not even be needed. A police accident report will likely speed up your personal injury claims process, but you don’t need to have one. There will be other details that can be used as evidence in your car accident case.
If you have been injured in an accident and are thinking of making a claim, you need to contact a personal injury lawyer at our law firm today. One of our lawyers will be able to help you file a claim. You can still file a claim because your lawyer will be able to gather the following evidence:
- Your medical records.
- Photographs and videos of the scene.
- Witness statements.
- Traffic camera or surveillance camera footage.
You can file an accident claim with your insurance company without a police report. Our lawyers will be able to search and gather enough evidence to prove that you were not at fault for your accident. We will be able to present to your insurance company just how the accident happened.
Does Insurance Cover an Accident Without a Police Report?
If you have been injured in a car accident, you will still be able to receive compensation from your insurance company without a police report. All insurance companies have different policies, so you may want to read your policies to find out exactly what you are covered for.
If you want to file an accident claim, we strongly recommend that you contact a member of our legal team today for a free consultation. In this consultation, a lawyer will be able to help you understand your insurance company policies and how you can go about filing a claim for your injuries and property damage.
How Important Is a Police Report in a Car Accident?
If you have been involved in a car accident, a police report can greatly improve your chances of receiving the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to. Having a police report will also likely speed up the process of claiming. However, it is not necessarily important to have a police report if you want to file a compensation claim for your vehicle crash.
If you don’t have a police report, you can and should still approach insurance companies. We recommend that you speak to Sarasota car accident lawyer at our law firm before you approach any companies. Seeking compensation is a complicated process, and you need to be sure that you don’t put a foot wrong.
Insurance companies are big businesses, and they will be doing all that they can to ensure that they don’t have to payout. They will be waiting for you to make an error so that they can justify not handing you the compensation you deserve. An attorney at our law firm will be able to advise you of how exactly to go about making your injury claim and what to say. At no point should you admit fault for your crash.
Why Does It Help to Have a Police Report?
Although you don’t need a report from the police to file an accident insurance claim in Florida, it can help. Some of the issues you may encounter if you do not have a police report are as follows:
- Insurance companies can deny that accidents have happened – If you don’t have a report produced by a police officer, your insurer may question that your injury and vehicle damage resulted from a crash.
- Insurers can argue that a person has inadequate evidence to receive a payout – Even if an insurer doesn’t dispute that your crash happened, they may still argue that the evidence that you have provided them with is inadequate.
How Can I Get a Copy of the Police Report From My Car Accident?
If you are ever involved in a car accident, you should call the police immediately. Even if you think that the accident is minor, having a police officer on the scene filing a report could greatly help you claim compensation later on.
If you have already been involved in a car accident and police showed up at the scene, you can get a copy of the report. If you are yet to receive one or you have misplaced your copy, you should contact a lawyer at our law firm. They will be able to get a new copy for you from the local precinct.
If you are unsure whether a police report was ever filed, you should call us today for a free case evaluation. A member of our legal team will be able to assist you in searching for and obtaining you a police report copy if one exists.
Do I Have to File a Police Report After a Car Accident?
Although you don’t always need a report from the police to file a claim, in some situations, you will be required to file one. For example, if a vehicle was so wrecked that it had to be towed from the scene, then filing a police report is mandatory. Florida Statute 316.066 states that you must also file a police report within ten days following an accident if the following occurred:
- The accident resulted in death or injuries.
- The accident caused more than $500 in damages.
- The accident blocked traffic.
- The party at fault for the accident was driving under the influence of alcohol and/ or drugs.
An attorney at our law firm can explain to you any other circumstances where it would be necessary to file a police report. It is important to know that even if the law does not require you to do so, you should still document your accident as best as you can. Any evidence gathered can greatly help you achieve compensation later on.
Contact The Law Place Today!
If you have been involved in a motor collision, our team can help you. We have practice areas all over the State of Florida, so no matter where you are, we will have someone near you ready to help. We can help you receive a financial payout from your insurance company whether you have or don’t have a police report.
To schedule a free consultation with a member of our legal team, contact our office now at (941) 444-4444.