Filing a police report after a car accident

  • February 18, 2017
  • Kari J. Hanratty, Esq.

Filing a police report after a car accident is an important step. The report will not only provide your insurance company with a basis on how to properly handle your claim, but a detailed crash report will ensure protection for you if there are any legal problems that occur due to the car accident.

Most law enforcement agencies will respond to crashes – even non-injury accidents.  But Las Vegas Metro Police no longer respond to most non-injury, uncontested accidents as of 2014.  If you are involved in a minor crash in the LVMPD jurisdiction, write down detailed and accurate information.  An accident report can sometimes be the only accurate information collected from the car accident, and therefore can be one of the most important tools in determining fault and who is financially responsible for the damages.  Your insurance company wants a speedy claim as much as you do, and filing a good accident report keeps the claims process smooth and quick. Sometimes the car damage isn’t visible until the next day, and the medical issues don’t become apparent for 24 hours.

If you are injured seek medical attention. Then call your legal team at LV INJURY LAW, 702-998-1515.

Your rights.  Our representation.  Your results.

Kari J. Hanratty, Esq.