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How Can I Get My Police Report After My Accident?
If another driver’s negligence leaves you injured in a traffic accident, the police report can play an important role in your claim. In the aftermath of a violent traffic crash, however, tracking down the police report can seem like yet another thing you have to deal with – in addition to recovering from the serious injuries you’ve incurred. Fortunately, an experienced Largo traffic accident attorney can help with every aspect of your claim, including obtaining the police report.
Building a Strong Claim Hinges on Evidence
In order to obtain just compensation for the physical, financial, and emotional losses you experience in a traffic crash, you’ll need to build a strong claim that’s based on evidence like the following:
- Photos and videos taken at the scene, including relevant dashcam and security camera footage
- Physical evidence from the scene
- The testimony of eyewitnesses
- The testimony of expert witnesses
- Accident recreation models
- The police report
Obtaining the Police Report
In Largo, Florida, you – as a party with direct involvement – can obtain the police accident report for up to 60 days following the accident in question. To do so, you’ll need proper identification and can call 727-587-6717 to ensure the report is ready when you arrive to pick it up at the City of Largo Police Records Department. For those reports that are fewer than four pages long, there is no charge to obtain a copy. Your legal representative – or traffic accident attorney – can also obtain the police report on your behalf.
The Role of the Police Report
While the police report from the accident that leaves you injured is a critical piece of evidence, it’s by no means definitive. The fact is that some police reports are more careful than others. Further, some police reports go so far as assigning fault, but this doesn’t guarantee accuracy.
While the police report in your case may accurately reflect exactly what happened, it may not. Your traffic accident attorney will carefully assess the police report for accuracy and will forcefully address any discrepancies – in focused support of your claim. Regardless of how well the police report reflects the specifics of your case, you can expect the involved insurance company to have a copy, which makes being well-prepared to effectively address every aspect of the report critical to bringing your strongest claim.
An Experienced Largo Traffic Accident Attorney Is Standing By to Help
If you’ve been injured by another driver’s negligence in a traffic crash, the formidable Largo traffic accident attorneys at Mickey Keenan P.A. have the legal insight and skill to help. Because the losses you experience can be immense, our accomplished legal team will leave no stone unturned in their fierce pursuit of your claim’s best possible resolution. We’re on your side and here to help, so please don’t wait to contact us online or call us at 813-737-7148 for more information about what we can do to help you today.