I've Been in a Car Accident; Do I Need to Call the Police?

Nevada Insurance Enrollment Explains What To Do After A Car Accident

LAS VEGAS - nvtip -- An accident can leave your head spinning, no matter how minor it is. The actions that you take in the moments following a collision are important for ensuring that the situation is resolved as quickly and as possible. In some cases, filing a police report is an essential part of settling a claim, especially if you or the other driver will be seeking compensation for damage to a vehicle.

First Things First: Exchanging Information
If you are in a collision in Las Vegas, Nevada, then you're required to give the other driver(s) certain information, and they're required to share their information with you. Depending on the extent of the accident, it may also be wise to gather contact information of any witnesses, as you might need them to testify in court regarding the accident. Take pictures! Key information that should be exchanged includes:

-Names, home address, and contact information
-License plate numbers
-Photos of the vehicles
-Auto insurance information (the insurer, the policy number, and the expiration date on the insurance card)

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-Driver's license numbers

Calling the Police After an Accident
Unless the accident is very minor (no one is injured, no one's car sustained any damage, and everyone agrees to laugh it off and be on their away), then Nevada state law requires that you report the accident to the police. The police will come out, investigate, and then prepare a police report. During the investigation, they'll likely check to see if anyone is intoxicated or otherwise impaired by alcohol or drugs. If any laws were violated by you or the other driver, a citation may be given. You'll be able to get a copy of the police report, which you can pass along to your insurance company to aid in settling the claim.

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Nevada Insurance Enrollment
4260 W. Craig Road suite #150-A
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
(702) 898-0554
Website: NevadaInsuranceEnrollment.com

Nevada Insurance Enrollment
Shelly Rogers

Source: Nevada Insurance Enrollment
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