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Should I Call 911 After a Car Accident?

Immediately following a car accident, you will likely be stressed, scared, and unsure of what to do next. The Houston car accident lawyers at The Krist Law Firm, P.C. recommend that anyone involved in a car accident call 911. Regardless of whether or not you or another individual was injured, calling the police is a smart decision. When the police arrive at the scene, the officer will be able to create an accident report which can make a positive difference in the outcome of your case.

If you are involved in a car accident, contact our experienced Houston car accident attorneys right away. We can help you understand the next steps in your claims process. Call The Krist Law Firm, P.C. today at (281) 283-8500.

Why Is An Accident Report Important?

Police reports contain a variety of useful information that a car accident victim would not be able to compile on their own. If you are injured in a car accident because of someone else’s negligence, a report can be used as a valuable piece of evidence that may help you recover a full and fair settlement for your losses and damages.

An accident report completed by the police documents the date, time, and location of the car accident. It will also establish who was involved in the accident, the weather conditions at the time of the crash, and a description of any injuries drivers or passengers suffered. Details on the vehicles themselves including car make, model, license plate, and VIN number are typically included as well. In addition, the police report will outline the location and severity of damage that was done to all of the vehicles in order to show how the accident occurred.

How Can We Use a Police Report?

When you provide an experienced Houston personal injury lawyer with a police report, they will be able to use it when negotiating compensation with the insurance company of the other driver. It can help your personal injury case by proving that the other driver was at fault.

Since the police officer was actually at the scene of the accident unlike the insurance adjuster, they were able to accurately evaluate the accident. Therefore, the testimony of a police officer is usually valued more than an adjuster’s observations and can assist you in winning your case.

Consult a Houston Personal Injury Lawyer Today

Once you call 911 and obtaining a police report, consult a Houston personal injury lawyer at The Krist Law Firm, P.C. by calling (281) 283-8500. Our firm will be able to leverage the information in the police report to build a strong case that holds the other party accountable for their careless or reckless acts. We won’t charge you a dime unless we recover compensation on your behalf.