How to Read a North Carolina Accident Report

After you've been involved in a car accident, the officers at the scene will investigate the accident and record their findings in a report.

This "accident report" can play a big role in determining how much an insurance company offers you for your damages. So obtaining, and carefully reading through, your North Carolina car accident report is important.

For a copy of your report, visit the North Carolina Department of Transportation website: www.ncdot.gov/dmv/records.

NC accident report guide

To help you, we've included a sample copy of a police accident report with comments for you to use as a guide.

If you have questions about any information on your accident report, don't hesitate to contact one of our North Carolina car accident lawyers. We're always ready to help.

How to Read a North Carolina Accident Report
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See any mistakes in your police report?

Carefully review the entire police report for mistakes. The smallest mistake, like the wrong time of day, could impact your case. If you believe your report contains errors, contact an attorney immediately.

If you've been injured in an accident and are concerned about your report, or just want to try to make sure you're treated fairly, call us at 1-866-900-7078. One of our experienced North Carolina car accident lawyers will evaluate your case (for free!).

Remember: every day you wait to take action could damage to your case.

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