When a minor accident occurs, such as tapping a bumper when coming to a stop at an intersection, when do I report a vehicle accident? Mingus Mountain Law Group suggests when to report a vehicle accident in Prescott or Flagstaff.
Reporting Vehicle Accidents to Law Enforcement
You will want to have law enforcement involved to create a record of the accident that will hopefully include evidence from the scene, such as skid marks.
After an accident, you may not realize that you have been injured. Having law enforcement at the scene to file a report will help you later on if you determine that there was an injury. Absent the police report, it may be your word against that of another driver.
Reporting Vehicle Accidents to Your Insurance Carrier
You may think you and the other party involved can work something out and you can handle things on the side and without involving your insurance company. Or possibly the fear of an increase in insurance premiums may make you reluctant to report an accident. Be aware that all insurance policies require policyholders to immediately report an accident. Failure to report an accident may result in penalties or even a denial of claims at a later date. A possible exception may be if an accident occurs on your own property and no other parties are involved.
Mingus Mountain Law Group wants you to be aware of your legal responsibilities to report a vehicle accident. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident in Prescott or Flagstaff, seek medical attention immediately, and contact Mingus Mountain Law Group to put an experienced legal representative to work for you. We will help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us in Prescott at 928-775-9398 or in Flagstaff at 928-779-9304.