Getting into a car accident is a difficult experience. But amidst all the chaos, documenting the accident is equally challenging. It could be easy to forget that there may be an accident report if an officer responded.
Almost any time the Baytown Police Department responds to an accident, they will write a police report. City of Baytown police reports are the same types of reports found throughout Texas. These reports include some essential information, including:
- Personal information about the parties involved;
- The date and time of the accident;
- Statements from witnesses and parties;
- Information about damages and injuries;
- A diagram of the accident; and
- The officer’s report and thoughts about the accident.
In an injury or insurance claim, this report could prove crucial. Accident reports are essential because they could be an indicator of fault. Baytown police reports also provide vital information about parties, witnesses, damage, and injuries.
A police report can be significant evidence in many situations. For example, this report could be the basis of your injury claim. Police reports can also indicate whether an officer deemed you to be at fault for an accident.
However, knowing this information beforehand is better because you can plan how to handle it. It would be a disadvantage to have the news come as a surprise. likit
What If a Police Officer Was Not Present?
You might not have a Baytown police report if an officer did not respond to your accident. Even if there is no police report, you should still document the accident as thoroughly as possible. Some steps you may want to take include:
- Take pictures of the damage;
- Collect information from possible witnesses and parties;
- Keep any medical records you have related to the accident; and
- Describe the accident in as much detail as you can in writing when you get home.
Even if there is a police report, following these steps is a good idea. Baytown police reports can be helpful, but they are not the only evidence you will need for a personal injury claim.
How Do I Obtain Baytown Police Reports?
Baytown’s accident reports are usually kept with the department that took the report and filed with the Texas Department of Transportation. Unfortunately, the process of obtaining a police report can be overwhelming and confusing for many people.
As a result, some people never obtain their accident reports.
Obtain Your Baytown Accident Reports for Free
It is understandable if you do not want to go through the hassle of obtaining a Baytown accident report. Armstrong Lee & Baker LLP wants to make your life a little easier. Let us get your Baytown police reports for you, free of charge!
Getting a report from a government office is the last thing you want to worry about after an accident. We have lots of experience requesting these reports and dealing with personal injury claims.
You already have enough to deal with after an accident. Contact us today for your free consultation and accident report.