What Information Is Needed For An Auto Accident Report?
You just had an auto accident. You are shaken up and unable to focus on any one thing. Experiencing trauma like this can make it difficult for anyone to concentrate on what to do next. That said, the first thing you should do is call the police and the paramedics, if needed.
Once the police enter the scene, they are evaluating everything they can with their eyes. Their investigation of the incident will include asking questions and gathering all other pertinent information to make an official police report.
Auto Accident Report Information
The police officer filing the auto accident report will need a lot of information, including:
• Cause of accident
• Your state issued license for identification
• Vehicle registration card
• Description or photos of damages to involved vehicles
• Location of accident
• Day, date and time of accident
• Weather and road conditions on day of the accident
• Name(s), address, and phone number of the other driver(s) involved
• Make, model, year, license plate number and color of the vehicle(s) involved in the accident
• Name, phone, and address of auto insurance company for all driver(s) involved in the accident
A tow truck will be called to retrieve damaged vehicles at the scene of an accident. The police will add the name, address and phone number of the company to the report. If there were witnesses to the accident, their names, addresses, and phone numbers will be added to the report as well.
Other information for the police report would pertain to passengers, if applicable. Specifically, the number of passengers, along with their names, addresses, and phone numbers. The police will need all injured parties’ information, including descriptions of all injuries.
The officer completing the form will also have to include his/her information to the auto accident report. This includes:
• Officer’s name
• Officer’s badge number
• Officer’s department name, phone number and address
If you or a family member were injured in an auto accident, you should consider seeking the advice of a personal injury lawyer to help protect your rights. Boulder injury lawyers, like the team at Sloat & Nicholson P.C., will help you get the compensation your deserve for the injuries you incurred.
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