It is important when a car, truck, motorcycle or other type of accident occurs to determine who is responsible for the accident because the party at fault may be liable to victims for the damages they suffered as a result of the careless, or negligent, behavior of the party responsible for the accident. It is important to understand how to develop evidence of fault to demonstrate liability when legal claims are made and insurance companies may be involved.
One way of establishing that a driver was negligent is through a police report. If a police officer does not respond to your accident, you can also file an accident report at the police station. Police officers record their observations concerning the accident in a police report and may also provide information related to any tickets or citations that were issued as a result of the accident which can help provide evidence of negligence. In certain situations and circumstances a police report may be amended so it is important to be familiar with when that may be possible, if needed, in the jurisdiction where the accident took place.