Can I make an insurance claim without a police report?
If you find yourself in an automobile accident that doesn’t involve another car, you may not think to call the police. Even if you have a classic fender bender with another motorist, you may feel like it would be a hassle to involve the police. People in this situation often find themselves asking, “Can I make an insurance claim without a police report?” The answer is somewhat complicated. Yes, you absolutely can make an insurance claim without a police report, but you’re basically asking your insurance company to take your word for what happened. They may not be willing to pay out the full amount you are owed. If you find yourself in this situation, you should contact a Los Angeles car accident lawyer from Ellis Law and explain the details of your crash. We may be able to help you win the damages you deserve.
What is in a police report
The officer at the scene will take down details of the accident. If you’re involved in an accident with another motorist, this neutral, 3rd party description of events can help establish fault. Of course, it’s always a good idea to snap some pictures of the crash scene to go over with your legal team. Establishing fault can be very difficult without a police report, which is why we always recommend getting one. Insurance companies may offer a small settlement to cover the repairs of your car, but if you can prove the other driver is at fault, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, missed days at work, and pain and suffering. A personal injury attorney from Ellis Law can advise you on how to proceed.
Consultations are always free and confidential
Schedule a 100% free and confidential consultation with a legal expert from Ellis Law today. After an accident, you can be swamped with medical bills and car repair costs. Hiring an expensive lawyer might seem totally out of the question. However, just because you’re broke, doesn’t mean you don’t deserve justice. At Ellis Law, we offer free consultation for anyone who believes they were hurt due to someone else’s negligence. If we think you have a solid case, we’ll get to work right away. There are no upfront legal fees for you to pay. In fact, you won’t owe us a penny unless with win damages or negotiate a settlement. Should you lose your case (highly unlikely, since we win 99% of the cases we take), you won’t owe us anything.
A reputation for results
In two decades, Los Angeles personal injury lawyers from Ellis Law have won over $350 million in damages for the good folk of Southern California. It’s a number we’re very proud of, and it’s a number that continues to grow. We’ve seen everything from standard rear-ender auto accidents to complex tort cases that seek to hold big corporations accountable for their actions. We treat every client like a VIP, whether their case is large or small. When your livelihood, happiness, health and future are on the line, you deserve a legal team in your corner who has the experience and dedication to fight for your rights. When you work with a Los Angeles personal injury attorney from Ellis Law, you’ll have one of the region’s leading firms on your side.
Win compensation and put your life back together
After a serious accident in Los Angeles, you may require emergency and ongoing medical treatment. On top of this, you probably will miss a few days, if not weeks, at work. Utility bills, tuition payments, mortgage payments or rent, and the costs of repairing your car can add up quickly. Thankfully, if you were in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you can seek damages to pay for all of these expenses and more. Contacting an attorney is the first step to taking control of the situation and putting your life back together. Schedule an appointment to meet with a legal pro from Ellis Law today. If you are too injured to come to us, we’ll arrange a time to visit you at your home or care facility.