You can file a claim without a police report in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, without it, you could be at a disadvantage when filing a claim. Our Las Vegas car accident lawyers from Valiente Mott know it is a valuable resource for investigating your accident and negotiating with the insurance company for a favorable settlement. Further, while insurers don’t require a police report, you may be required to file one under Nevada law. Unsure of what to do without a police report after an accident? Contact us at Valiente Mott for a free consultation. We’re happy to answer your questions and assess your case.
What Does a Police Report Contain?
A police report contains your statement of how the accident occurred. Your attorney can use that statement to show that later statements are likely consistent and reliable. Police reports also preserve vital information in a central place. They provide a starting point for an investigation and will usually include the following:
- Names of parties
- Accident witnesses
- How the accident happened
- Where the accident happened
- Vehicle makes and models
- Insurance companies involved
What Happens if the Police Don’t Show Up?
If police are called to an accident scene, they will file a report. You can obtain it from the Las Vegas Police or the Nevada Highway Patrol. If you are in an accident involving an injury, death, or damage to a vehicle, and police are not at the scene, you must file it yourself. You have several options, which include filing it online, in person, or on the phone.
You must provide your driver’s license information, insurance coverage, a description of the crash, and an estimate of damages. The form is called an SR-1, Report of Traffic Accident. The reporting obligation also applies if you damage a parked or unattended vehicle.
How Valiente Mott Can Help
A car accident is overwhelming. It helps to have an experienced Las Vegas car accident attorney advocating for your rights. At Valiente Mott, we will thoroughly investigate the accident and gather crucial evidence such as witness testimony, video, and medical reports. In addition, we will negotiate and communicate with insurers, especially if they are trying to deny or minimize your claim and pursue the largest possible settlement the law allows.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation at Valiente Mott
A car accident lawyer from our firm is ready to help you maximize your recovery even if you don’t have a police report. Contact us for a free consultation, and we will be happy to review your case and determine if you have a viable personal injury claim. In addition, because we work on a contingency basis, there are no upfront fees. Se Habla Español.