Fourth Ward, North Carolina
525 N Tryon St , Suite 1600
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 331-6538

Car Accident Lawyer Advises: How to Utillize a Police Report February 3, 2017

Fourth Ward, Charlotte
Car Accident Lawyer Advises: How to Utillize a Police Report, Charlotte, North Carolina

If you were injured in a car accident, an officer likely filed a police report on the incident. Although you typically cannot use a police report as evidence in court, you can use it to your advantage when negotiating with the insurance company. The experienced car accident lawyers at Nagle & Associates PA represent accident victims throughout North Carolina. With their prior experience in the insurance industry, they offer advice for using police reports to bolster your claim.

How to Use a Police Report to Your Advantage

A police report is considered “hearsay” because the police officer was not an eyewitness to the accident. Therefore, the report is not admissible in court. It is, however, a valuable asset in insurance settlement negotiations, since it includes pertinent and factual information. It will provide proof of the date of the accident and may also make note of weather conditions. The police officer will also have included details about witnesses to the accident, which is helpful if you go to court and need testimony.

Car Accident LawyerThe report will also detail the circumstances of the accident and may indicate that the other party was at fault. If it was a drunk driving accident, the report should include the other driver’s BAC level. You can request a copy of the police report from the responding police department (after the fact). Once you have the report, you should also gather relevant medical records and other documentation regarding your injury to inform your car accident lawyer. 

As former insurance claims adjusters and attorneys, the personal injury lawyers at Nagle & Associates PA know how to negotiate a fair and just settlement on your behalf. Whether you were involved in a car accident, motorcycle accident or truck accident, they can help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Give them a call at (336) 723-4500 to schedule a free consultation with their car accident lawyers or visit them online for more information.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Nagle & Associates, PA
Startling Statistics Representing the Reality of Drunk Driving Accidents , Charlotte, North Carolina
Despite all the warnings and laws put into place in an effort to keep drunk drivers off the road, driving under the influence remains a serious issue nationwide. While this may not b...read more
Injured in a Collision? How to Help Your Auto Accident Lawyer Strengthen the Claim, Charlotte, North Carolina
If you hire an auto accident lawyer to help you navigate the personal injury claims process, they will handle all the logistics of the case so you can focus on recovering. This inclu...read more
Who Has the Right to Take a Share of a Plaintiff's Personal Injury Claim Settlement?, Charlotte, North Carolina
You sustained an injury for which you are not at fault. You sue the responsible party, and they or their insurer offers you a settlement. It's only natural to think any money you rec...read more
What Is a Statute of Limitations & How Does It Affect a Personal Injury Claim?, Charlotte, North Carolina
If you have been injured due to the negligence of another party, you have a limited amount of time to seek compensation for your losses. Each state has a statute of limitations that ...read more
3 Smart Reasons Not to Text & Drive , Charlotte, North Carolina
Distracted driving is one of the top dangers plaguing roadways across the country, and it has only continued to get worse with the advancement of technology and increased cell phone ...read more