North Carolina Accident News

Should I Always Report an Auto Accident?

Posted on August 2013    

The short and sweet answer—yes. Never base your possible injuries on the severity of an auto accident. There are several instances where people are in minor accidents and both parties agree that they shouldn’t contact the police. Down the road, the bodily injury becomes more obvious. In the time immediately following an impact, your body is overtaken by adrenaline, which reduces your body’s ability to feel pain.

This can be problematic a couple of days after the auto accident when your body begins to recognize the signs of muscle sprain and strain. While you can still seek medical treatment, holding the at-fault driver responsible may be a lot more difficult if the two parties don’t exchange information or contact the police.

If you realize that you have injuries, you will (almost) always need to have a copy of the accident report. If there is not a need for an emergency response at the accident, there is still a need to contact the police. Why? Because the police will be able to draft an accident report. Having the accident report drafted at the scene of the incident is crucial because it documents the event. It preserves the contact information of both parties as well as describes the events of the accident as both parties believe them to be and it includes any witnesses.

Be on the safe side and when in doubt call the police and ask that they come draft an accident report. You don’t want to wish you had a couple of days later when it may be too late. If you have been injured in a car accident in North Carolina call DeMayo Law Offices today. Our number is (877) 333-1000. Or you can request a free case evaluation on our website.

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