Following your locality’s process for reporting a car accident is important. Doing so correctly could have a significant impact later if you file a claim or lawsuit. The process is meant to account for all the people and vehicles involved, but it also provides details that may indicate how the accident happened.
In cases where there is a question of liability, the details of a car accident can be helpful in determining compensation amounts for injuries and damages associated with the accident. The Sacramento car accident claim process involves several steps as well as a timeline for them.
Because of this, it is important to have the assistance of an experienced legal team to help you throughout the process.
It is recommended that you take specific steps following a car accident. However, because it’s difficult remembering exactly what to do, you shouldn’t feel like there isn’t any hope for compensation if you missed one.
These steps play a key role in establishing the facts and fault for an accident. The first, and most important, step after an accident is for you to get yourself and other people involved to safety.
Even though you don’t legally have to contact the police after every accident, it is always a good idea to do so in order to have them file an impartial accident report describing the details of what happened.
You can also begin your own documentation by taking pictures or videos of the scene and gathering information from the other parties involved. You may also request their information, which they are obliged to share with both you and the police.
Obtaining the official traffic accident report is the first step in determining whether you have a claim. Our attorneys can help you with obtaining this report after the accident.
We can also let you know whether you need to file a Traffic Accident Report Form SR-1, and if necessary, we can even file it for you.
Other elements of the car accident claim process that the lawyers at Crowell Law Offices can help you with include the following:
The Sacramento car accident claim process is in place to help individuals direct their claims and track information that may be used to establish new laws and guidelines. It can be a traumatic and stressful experience, but our experienced lawyers can help relieve some of the burdens you face.
If you or a loved one has been in a car accident, we can help you navigate the claim process in the best way possible for your situation. You don’t have to figure out how to deal with a accident alone, so call us at 916-303-2800 to begin the process.