When you’re in a car accident in Charlotte, NC, you’ll most likely be given a Crash Report Exchange Slip by the attending officer. This form is meant to provide basic information about the car accident, as well as information about the drivers and vehicles involved in the car accident.
The Crash Report Exchange Slip is not what we think of as the police report for the accident. The Crash Report Exchange Slip has information on how to obtain a copy of your police report from www.cpmd.org. Once at the website, you’ll need to enter the accident number given at the top right of the Crash Report Exchange Slip, at which time you’ll be given an opportunity to purchase your full police report for five dollars.
Free Police Report
If you’d like to have us analyze your police report for you, you can skip purchasing the report on your own and let us do it for you. While on the phone, we can obtain the report and review it with you. We will also email you a copy after the phone call. Typically, the police report will have information about both drivers and their vehicles, as well as a summary from the police officer about the facts surrounding the accident. If there were witnesses who volunteered their contact information, that information will also be contained in the police report.
Understanding Your Rights In A Personal Injury Matter
Interpreting the police report will help you determine whether you are likely to recover from the other driver’s insurance company, and often provide enough information for your personal injury lawyer to start a claim on your behalf for property damage and for personal injury. This is true whether you are in a major accident or even a fender bender or minor accident. It’s also true whether you were injured as a driver or as a passenger in the accident. The police report will also help to provide information indicating whether Contributory Negligence will be an issue in recovery.
Working With A Personal Injury Lawyer
If you were injured in a car accident, we would be happy to discuss your rights with you. Our firm is happy to discuss our interpretation of the police report, listen to your story, and let you know whether we believe the other driver will be responsible for your property damage and your personal injury. A phone consultation is free and it’s important to take action quickly if you want to preserve your rights after a car accident. If you’d like to speak with a personal injury lawyer today, click HERE to request a call. Or, you can call us at 704.749.7747. We devote our practice to helping people recover after a personal injury. We hope you’ll choose to Recover With Us.