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Do I need a police report from my car accident to sue?

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on March 12, 2013

The police are called to many car accidents, but maybe you didn’t call them to your car accident, and wonder if you should still file a police report. If you were the victim of a Dallas car accident, one of the most important steps you can take is to file a police report.

If you decide to go forward with a personal injury lawsuit, your police report is necessary evidence for your case. If the police weren’t at your accident, you can file a report at the police station and by law you should receive a copy of it.

The police report is an objective view of what happened during the car accident. Your car accident attorney will use the police report to negotiate on your behalf to receive compensation through negotiating with the insurance carrier or talking with the other driver’s car accident attorney.

Once you receive your police report, make sure the police have filled out all these key details concerning the car accident:

  • Date and time of day
  • Weather conditions
  • Exact location
  • Police officer’s observation of the accident along with personal experience of the driver that was at fault or if a driver violated any traffic laws
  • Name and addresses of witnesses
  • Statements of those that were present and saw what occurred

All of these details are necessary for your personal injury lawyer to help you get the compensation you deserve. The Dallas car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of W.T. Johnson have years of experience defending car accident victims. Contact us today to set-up your free, no-obligation consultation.

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