By: Passalacqua & Associates

What Is the Importance of a Police Report? 

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If you have been in an accident, it is an unfortunate situation that many others just like you have experienced. You can help to make sure you can obtain what is deserved by having a few key pieces of information in place. One of these is the police report regarding your accident to use as proof in filing a claim and utilizing your PIP coverage. This is beneficial in beginning the process to make sure you can receive compensation for injuries sustained and missed wages and also make sure your family or others in the vehicle can receive adequate compensation as well.

If you have been involved in an accident in New York and want to learn more about your next steps and options, contact us at (315) 500-6425. We are a team of trusted attorneys who have years of combined experience in helping people just like you.

How Do I Obtain My Police Report?

There are a couple of ways in which to obtain your police report after an accident. One of the easiest ways is to request a copy online through the NYPD website. This can be emailed or mailed to you. There may be fees involved when going this route. Many people prefer to request their report in person, as this means fees are waived. If you prefer this option, inquire which precinct you need to visit based on where the accident took place (you can call the precinct and confirm based on the location/intersections prior to your arrival), and your report can be printed for you. This also alleviates waiting for it to arrive or the potential to get lost in the mail. Filing claims are timely in order to ensure you are able to receive the compensation you deserve, so having the report in hand in the earlier stages is important.

Why Do I Need Attorneys?

Navigating the steps after an accident can feel daunting, even if no injuries were sustained during the incident. Accomplishing these steps on top of possible injuries you have sustained, schedules shifting due to medical care you may need to receive, missed work, and more can take additional time that you may not have to complete the tasks and obtain compensation.

Is It Worth Hiring a Lawyer?

Having a trusted team by your side to help streamline the process right from the beginning can save you time and, in some cases, money, by getting it right the first time. At our law firm, we have many years of combined experience in accident cases, and we can help to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve and can get back to your life. Contact us today at (315) 500-6425 to learn more about your options and how to get started.