Following a car accident, most people are, understandably, overwhelmed. Between seeking medical care for any injuries, talking to the other driver, and dealing with car repairs, filing a police report may not be the first thing on your mind. However, in Florida, all accidents must be filed for a police report if there’s more than $500 in property damage, if there are any complaints of injury, or if the accident was caused by an intoxicated driver.
Regardless of these requirements, filing a police report is important for your insurance claim after a police report. Here’s why:
Record Contact Information
Contact information for the other driver and his or her insurance company will be included in the police report. The report may also include contact information for any witnesses of the crash. This information will become necessary when you file an insurance claim. Continue reading “The Importance of Filing a Police Report After a Car Accident”