How to Read Your Arkansas Auto Accident Report
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If you were in a car accident, you will want to understand your Arkansas Motor Vehicle Collision report. This 4-page-long form can create confusion because it contains many different codes, abbreviations and symbols. You may feel overwhelmed simply trying to figure out what the report means for your insurance claim. At McDaniel Law Firm, we can make this process easier for you. As a special service, we have included a sample form below with comments. You can use it as a guide and compare it with your report.
Our law firm has years of experience working on car accident cases throughout the state. We know what the different codes mean. We know how to investigate accidents. And we know how to take that information and turn it into a rock-solid legal case.
Don't wait for insurance companies to dictate what happens to you. Take back control. Contact us today. Call (855) 524-4744 and schedule a free case evaluation. We can review your accident report free of charge and develop a legal strategy designed to get you the money you rightfully deserve.
Pages of an Arkansas Car Accident Report:
Insurance companies scrutinize every single word, which means you should verify all the information on your accident report. This includes basic information like your name, address and other personal data. Also pay close attention to specific answers to certain questions. On this page, note the answer to the question, "Blood/Breath/Urine Test Requested." If the investigating officer wrote "yes," you might be a victim of drunk driving accident. Also note the answers to the sections marked "Estimated Damage" and car accident injuries near the bottom of the page. What the investigating officer writes here can make a big difference in how much money you receive.
Most of this page is devoted to the "Narrative" section, where the investigating officer describes how your accident happened. If you disagree if the version of events described here, contact us immediately. We can vigorously investigate your accident and help set the record straight. Also note if the report contains statements from witnesses. Insurance companies place a tremendous amount of weight on what someone who saw your accident says or writes. So should you. This might be your only opportunity to be fairly compensated for your accident.
This page on your report contains space for the investigating police officer to draw a diagram of your accident. Make sure the diagram corresponds to your memory of the accident. If the vehicles in the diagram do not appear to be drawn the same way your accident happened, contact us. Based on your statement and physical evidence (skid marks on road, damage to vehicles, etc.), we can make sure your description becomes part of the official version of what happened. Insurance companies pay close attention to the diagram on this page.
This page involves accidents with commercial motor vehicles - tractor-trailers, delivery trucks, 18-wheeler, etc. Make note of the answer in the "Hazardous Material" section in response to the question, "Was There Hazardous Material Leakage?" If the answer is yes, you might have been exposed to hazardous materials. This page also contains contact information for the trucking company. Dealing with trucking companies can be very difficult. We can take care of everything. We have years of experience - and the case results to prove it.
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