It is your responsibility to make sure that police are notified of your accident, and that what is included in the police report is consistent with what you believe happened. This means that even if you are feeling nervous, upset, or shocked, you need to make your voice heard when the police arrive. A police report will be reviewed by an insurance adjuster, so it is critical that a police report reflects key details of your accident.
It is important to know what information you should report to the police when they arrive. You want to give police as many details as possible, but you do not want to blatantly admit fault. That being said, be clear about providing police with:
If you don’t know the answer to something, just say “I don’t know.” Do not make up information or hyperbolize what happened. This can do more harm than good ultimately.
It can be difficult to calmly report an accident; if you’ve been hit by a car, you are no doubt shaken up and nervous about what will happen next. Some tips for talking with police and effectively reporting an accident include:
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After you have filed your police report, make sure to write down each officer’s name and badge number for your personal records. You should also request a copy of the police report. If a copy is not available at the scene, you can call the Las Vegas Police Department to request a copy, or request a copy online.
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