The immediate aftermath of a car accident is a very trying time, both emotionally and physically. In minor accidents, the realization of what has just happened and the potential consequences will immediately run through your head and you will likely begin to stress out over the ordeal. In more severe accidents, you may not be able to think at all, and it is entirely possible that you wake up in a hospital bed. Still, as difficult as the moments after a car accident can be, they are also the most important.
While police may arrive at an accident scene and make a report about the incident, this is not always the case. If a police officer does not make a report at the scene of the accident, it is important that both parties report the accident to the police. Police reports are often invaluable when it comes to proving fault, as they contain the officer’s opinions and observations about what may have caused the accident.
Of course police are far from infallible, and mistakes can be made in a police report. Fortunately, if you believe that the police report is incorrect, you can have it amended. Factual information such as make and model of car can be amended easily, but even a report that indicates you were at fault can be changed, though it may be difficult. More information about how fault is determined in an accident can be found in this article.
If you were involved in a car accident, and you believe that you were not at fault, consider meeting with an attorney to discuss the aspects of your case. The law varies by state, so if you live in Oklahoma, consider meeting with a legal professional who is familiar with Oklahoma law and can help you prove your case.