HOW THE POLICE CAN HELP AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT
California law requires anyone involved in an accident that causes injury to call the police. This mandatory obligation to call the police is not just a mere formality without any purpose; it is meant to ensure the resolution of any controversies over the accident to benefit the victims. The police can assist victims of a car accident in numerous ways, as will be detailed below.
How The Police Help
The police are often the first people on an accident scene. When they arrive, they can evaluate whether medical treatment is required for any of the injured passengers. In addition, they can make sure that the parties to the accident are civil and exchange information.
For liability purposes, the police play a crucial role in assisting those involved in a car accident in documenting the important information necessary for the drivers’ insurance companies to make a determination of fault and compromise on a fair, equitable resolution for compensation for the incident By arriving on the scene, the police help victims of car accidents by documenting information from the accident they can ascertain upon arrival. This includes getting statements from those involved, from witnesses, and making educated conclusions about the circumstances that led to the accident, as well as who was at fault.
It is highly advisable to call the police after any accident – even if you are not required to by law. A police report can be a useful tool when making an insurance claim, and calling the police will ensure that your legal rights are protected.
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