After a car accident, a few things can happen. The driver who caused the accident may drive off, making the accident a hit and run, and the driver who left has now broken the law. In other serious crashes, someone may be injured or property could be damaged. Both of these situations would need a police report to identify the negligent party and provide an account of how the accident happened and what damage it caused. The reports could also be essential to the claims process.
But there are situations where a police report may not be necessary. A minor bump that doesn’t affect the drivers’ health or doesn’t cause any damage to the cars could be resolved between those parties. While there isn’t a police report in this case, it’s still important to get legal aid to protect your interests. If you’ve been in a car accident that was someone else’s fault, a Louisville car accident lawyer from Thomas Law Offices can help.