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Do I Need to Call the Police if the Car Accident Was Minor?

Do I Need to Call the Police if the Car Accident Was Minor?

Major car accidents often require the presence of a police officer to clear the area and file a police report. But do you need to contact the police after a minor car crash that resulted in no injuries? Our Texas car accident attorneys break it down for you below.

Should I Call the Police After a Minor Car Accident?

Calling the police after a car accident might seem like an unnecessary hassle if the accident was minor – especially in major cities where the police might have more pressing issues to attend to. It may be tempting to avoid the police and simply work out any car repairs or liability issues with the other driver in private – but this is a common mistake that has affected many drivers in the past.

How Police Reports May Be Helpful

Although it might be obvious to you who was at fault for the accident, it’s uncommon for motorists to agree – even after minor collisions. Calling the police to investigate the crash can help your insurance company settle disputes over fault.

Another important reason to call the police after a minor car accident is for future litigation claims. Many drivers don’t experience symptoms until days or even weeks after the car crash. If you find out later that your car wreck caused an injury, but you didn’t get the police involved, it might be difficult to prove that your injuries resulted from the crash. An official police report provides a key piece of evidence you might need down the road when pursuing the other driver for personal injury damages. 

Injured in a Car Accident?

If you were injured in a car accident, you might be wondering what you should do next. The first thing you should do after suffering injuries in a car accident is contact an experienced attorney. An attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve after suffering injuries, lost wages, and costly medical expenses.

Contact our Texas car accident attorneys today at (888) 273-1045 to schedule a case review!