An accident on a Madera street or highway can leave you injured and facing a long recovery. As you miss time from work, you might not want to think about the financial hardships you’ve been forced to endure because of someone else’s mistake.
You shouldn’t have to focus on anything but healing, but it’s important to let an at-fault driver and his or her insurance company know exactly what you’ll need in support. What’s more, you can let an experienced Central Valley attorney handle your dealings with insurance agents and work to get you every bit of compensation you’ll need to pay all of your bills.
Contact us for a free assessment on your case and find out why trusting your recovery to an insurance company is a bad idea.
Find Your Accident Report in Madera
To begin the request process you should first determine if anyone working on your case is already obtaining the report. An attorney you’ve agreed to let represent you will be getting this document for you. Your insurance agent may also secure the accident report.
If your accident was investigated by a Madera Police Officer you can find an collision report request form on the Madera Police Department website in English or Spanish. You’ll fill it out and attach a copy of a photo ID. Include a $10 fee for the copy. Include your phone number in case they need to contact you. Either drop your request at the police department or mail it in. You may call their number if you have any questions.
Madera Police Department
330 S C Street
Madera, CA 93638
If your accident was investigated by the California Highway Patrol, perhaps on Highway 99, you can obtain an accident report request form on their website.
You can fill it out and drop it off in person at the CHP office closest to where your accident happened or mail it in.
CHP Madera Office
3051 Airport Drive
Madera, CA 93637
Do I need a lawyer after my accident in Madera?
A minor car accident likely won’t require an attorney to help sort out. After you or a loved one is seriously hurt in an accident caused by a careless driver it is vital that you speak with a legal expert. Do this especially before giving an insurance agent a recorded statement about what happened.
Insurance representatives can use any statement you make to weaken your case and reduce the amount of compensation they feel they must offer you.
Talk to a Madera Car Accident Lawyer with Maison Law for a free lesson on the other ways insurance companies can try to rob you of the compensation you’ll need to help you return to your normal life.