In the aftermath of being involved in a vehicle accident in or around the Charlotte area, one of the most crucial things that you will need is the accident report. Unfortunately, the process of obtaining a car accident report can be confusing. At Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., our dedicated team understands the integral role that car accident reports play when it comes to helping victims secure compensation. Here, we want to discuss various ways that you can go about securing a car accident report to help get your claim started.
How most people get their car accident reports in Charlotte
When most people need their vehicle accident report, they will generally have to obtain their copy by going to the NC DMV website and completing the Crash Request Form. Additionally, those who have been involved in a crash can also call the North Carolina DMV to have the request form mailed to them so that they can fill it out and send it back in. After the request form has been filled out, crash victims have to wait for the DMV to Mail them the accident report.
Accident victims can also visit the North Carolina DMV headquarters in person to get a copy of the accident report, but this can present challenges if a person does not have their vehicle after being involved in a crash.
Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C. has direct access to these reports
In early 2021, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department determined that they would no longer make accident reports available through their website. While this did not affect the residents of Charlotte, it did prompt the attorneys at Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C. to work with the North Carolina DMV to secure permission to gain direct access to the DMV website to obtain copies of accident reports.
We did this so that we could expedite the claims that we work on for our clients. We understand the importance of obtaining a crash report as soon as possible so that the insurance claim can begin. Car accident victims should not have to wait weeks or months to obtain settlements that can help pay for their medical bills, lost wages, and property damage. Regardless of the future actions of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department concerning accident reports, our offices will always be able to help.
Call our Charlotte car accident attorneys today
If you or somebody you love has been involved in a vehicle accident in or around the Charlotte area, contact a car accident attorney at Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C. today. Our team has extensive experience handling vehicle accident claims, and we understand the importance of securing the compensation you need. We want to help you get the car accident report related to your claim so that you can get paid faster.
While it is certainly possible to handle a car accident claim on your own, we do want to point out that most individuals do not have the resources necessary to investigate anything other than a very minor vehicle accident. Often, aggressive insurance carriers and at-fault parties push back against paying settlements. When you need a Charlotte vehicle accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 704-850-6322.