If you wish to bring your car accident case to court, then you may be expected to satisfy a burden of proof. Meaning, you must provide enough evidence that shows how the accident was due to no fault of your own but rather due to the carelessness of the other driver(s) involved. A copy of the police report written at the scene of your accident may arguably be the most important piece of proof to obtain, submit, and present to the court. Follow along to find out how a police report can help your personal injury case and how one of the proficient Howard County car accident attorneys at Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates can work to recover your damages.
How can a police report help my car accident case?
Your word only carries so much weight in your car accident case proceedings, as it may be assumed that you are biased in this situation. Luckily, a police report may essentially serve as a testimony by the law enforcement officer who responded to your accident. And a law enforcement officer’s word is considered to be neutral, not to mention reliable. That said, below are some important pieces of information that may be included in a police report:
- The date, time, and location in which your car accident occurred.
- The contact information and insurance information of the driver(s) involved in your accident.
- The identifying information of witnesses present at the scene of your accident, along with their brief recount of its events.
- The police officer’s impression of what happened at the time of your accident based on observable evidence (i.e., tire marks, the directions in which the cars were pointed, any present debris, the inclement weather conditions, etc).
- A comprehensive diagram of the accident scene.
What damages can a police report help me recover?
Evidently, you likely took your car accident case to court because you require a certain amount of financial compensation to fully recover from your incurred injuries. Without further ado, below are some damages that evidence, such as a copy of your police report, may help you recover:
- Your lost wages due to your inability to return to work from your incurred injuries.
- Your medical bills from your incurred injuries.
- Your bills from your car repairs.
- Your pain and suffering from your incurred injuries.
- Your post-traumatic stress disorder in the aftermath of your accident.
- Your diminished quality of life in the aftermath of your accident.
At the end of the day, you must not take any chances when it comes to your car accident case. So please retain the services of one of the talented Howard County auto accident attorneys from Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates as soon as you can.