Accident Victims Suffering Due to Police Report Backlog
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
Portland accident victims are having a tough time after suffering injuries
due to pedestrian and vehicle
accidents due to reports being backlogged. A victim who was struck by a hit-and-run
driver back in September still has not been able to pursue insurance funds
due to the lack of a police report. He sustained injuries to his wrist
and left side after a car struck him while he was riding in the bike lane.
He reported that the driver drug him for a little while before stopping
and giving the victim a hug and ran off. Witnesses were able to report
the license plate number, but the victim hasn’t been able to even
contact the insurance company of the driver to pay for his mounting medical bills.
You might ask what is a police report and what can it do for me if I’m
in an accident? A police report is written by the responding officer at
the scene of the accident. This is a summary of the accident that also
includes the date, location and time of the accident. Witness statements,
a diagram of the accident, information of each party involved in the accident
and damage locations are also just a few other topics covered in a police
report. Insurance companies will conduct their own investigations once
a claim is reported and they will also request the report. Often it will
not be available for a couple of weeks after the officer completes the
report and it is recorded. If you are involved in an accident, it is always
wise to contact a personal injury attorney. An attorney will determine
if you have grounds to pursue legal action due to your accident.
The St. Louis office of Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, offers over a century
worth of experience to those who have suffered from an accident. We understand
that injuries are stressful but paying your medical bills doesn’t
have to be. Our team works diligently to pursue the care and compensation
Contact our downtown office for a free initial consultation and let us help you today.