Was the vehicle accident significant enough to warrant the police to visit the scene? Make sure to tell the investigating officer the exact details of what happened.
When you are unsure of specific facts, let the police officer know.
Never guess or assume details, or you may misstate facts. This could be detrimental to any future legal cases and insurance claims.
If the officer asks you whether you are hurt, and you are unsure…
…Say you are unsure, rather than no.
Pain and visible injuries from vehicle accidents often only become apparent multiple hours after the actual incident.
But, if at first, you state not to be injured but later wish to change that fact in the official report, it could be assumed that you are attempting to create a deceitful statement in your favor.
Attempt to be present as other parties provide their account of the incident to the officer. This will help you to ensure their statements are true and accurate.
In the event where you are unable to be present or asked to step away, you can still talk with the officer later to confirm details obtained from other witnesses or parties.
At the end of the on-scene investigation, police officers will provide you with a police report number which you can later use to obtain a formal copy of the full report of the incident.