All automobile accidents that result in significant damage or personal injuries must be investigated by the local police department of jurisdiction and evaluated for fault. This is vital to all accident claims in states like Texas that implement fault law when processing an accident case.
Law enforcement officials typically respond directly after being called, including medical technicians, and the accident scene is then marked off until an accident reconstructionist specialist officer can conduct an investigation into what actually transpired during the crash.
While this official report will be central to negotiations with insurance companies following the fact, the report can still be contested by an experienced accident attorney after they perform an independent evaluation for their client.
Upon arriving at the scene of a wreck the reconstruction specialist will take pictures of all pertinent articles of evidence. Items of inspection can include photos of damage to all vehicles, review of the injuries that were caused, and road markings that indicate skidding or excessive driving speeds.
Distances between vehicles and statements from witnesses can be part of the inspection, but these articles of evidence are typically acquired by the first police officers to arise in assistance to the reconstructionist.
It usually takes at least a day for the reconstruction officer to complete an official report. The report will be filed in the office of jurisdiction and will be available for all involved parties, including their attorneys who can further evaluate the accident.
It is important to note that resources are stretched in most police departments and the findings of accident attorneys can be crucial to receiving a fair settlement for property damage and accident injuries.
Anyone in the Houston area who has been involved in a recent accident and has not received their accident report should contact Daspit Law for a no-fee full case evaluation.
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