If you are involved in an auto or cycling accident with another party, whether you are injured or not, you should always call 911 and report the accident. Failure to stop and provide information in accident, where there is damage to any vehicle, is a crime, called by various names, including hit and run, and depending on the charge can result in driver’s license suspension. If you are involved in an accident with damage, DO NOT let the other driver talk you out of calling the police.
Do not agree with the other party to an arrangement that does not involve calling the police, because by calling the police, there will at least be an official accident report. If you need to file a personal injury or property damage claim against the other driver, a police report is essential.
In addition to police accident reports, EMS reports can be helpful in a later personal injury claim.
Also, as soon as possible, obtain the following information:
- the other driver’s name, address, phone, email and any other contact information;
- the other driver’s insurance company’s name, telephone number, and policy number;
- names and contact information of any witnesses;
- your immediate thoughts and observations;
- take photos of the accident scene, your injuries and damage to the cars;
In building a personal injury, money damage, claim against a negligent party, the initial few minutes after an accident can be crucial; even if you don’t think you are injured, if you do not call the police, EMS, etc., and at least have an official report, your case becomes much harder to prove.
If you have been hurt in an accident, whether involving a car, motorcycle, truck, or bicycle, my team can help you obtain the maximum recovery you deserve.
Call Georgia injury attorney Mickey Roberts at 678-775-6843 for a free evaluation of your case today!