Following a car wreck, it is important to obtain a copy of any Louisville police reports that were made at the time of the accident.
These accident reports will provide you with important information that your body shop of choice will want. Additionally, it will provide you with the contact information of the driver that hit your vehicle. Below are the top reasons to obtain a copy of your Louisville police report, and how to go about getting your accident report.
How Long Does It Take For An Official Police Report?
In typical cases municipal and highway patrol police reports take a certain amount of time to go through the process of being made official. This process normally takes 7-10 days to complete. If the governing body finds reason to further investigate the incident the police report will not become available until the investigation is concluded. Normally police departments will retain the right to decide what, if any information from the report can be released during the investigation.
Why Obtain A Kentucky Accident Report?
The Collision Center or Auto Body Shop will want it
It is important to obtain a copy of your accident report because it will list the Defendant’s insurance company’s information. Your Louisville Body Shop will need to be able to make contact to ensure they get paid to repair your vehicle.
Your Louisville Diminished Value Attorney will want it
Your accident report will contain valuable information that can and will be used to your benefit in assessing your diminished value claim. Typically, a police report will state the speed of the other vehicle, as well as the amount of damage done in the car wreck. All of this information plays an important role in determine the loss of value your vehicle sustained.
Your Louisville Personal Injury Attorney will want it
The accident report will always provide a brief synopsis of the cause of the accident. Meaning that your insurance company will want to know who is most likely at fault. While a police report may claim one party is at fault over another, keep in mind that a police report is merely an officer’s opinion concerning fault. Only a Louisville Personal Injury attorney will spend the time and energy researching and reconstructing the accident to determine fault.
* TAKE NOTE! Accident Reports are not public records. As such, only an involved party, involved insurance adjuster, or attorney involved in the case may order it.
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