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Reading Your New Jersey Crash Report

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One of the first things you should if you are involved in a car accident is call the police. They will secure the accident scene and make sure everyone gets medical attention, if needed. Another thing they will do is fill out a New Jersey Police Crash Investigation Report.

At the Law Offices of Adam M. Kotlar, LLC, we have been helping people injured in car accidents in Cherry Hill and throughout New Jersey since 1995. Crash reports contain important information that can help your case as you seek financial compensation for your injuries. It provides answers to many questions about the crash - for example, who was involved, where it occurred and how it happened. It also gives information about other factors - such as whether another driver had been drinking or driving recklessly.

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Your crash investigation report is an important piece of documentation for your car accident claim. Our attorneys can help you get a copy and go over the details of your accident with you. We've included more information about the crash report form below. To learn more about how we can help, call us at 856-751-7676 to schedule a free consultation.

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Accident location 

This section lists the location of the crash, as well as the date and time that it occurred. The number of people killed and injured in the crash will also be listed here. A case number for the crash will also appear in this section.

Driver and vehicle information 

The officer will use this section to write down information about the drivers involved in the crash. This includes names, addresses, phone numbers and driver license numbers. It will also include information about the vehicles involved, such as make, model, plate numbers and VIN numbers. The officer will also note whether an alcohol/drug test was given.

Commercial vehicle information 

If one of the vehicles involved in the crash was a commercial vehicle, the officer will fill out this section. It will include the name and address of the carrier, the weight rating of the vehicle, and whether any hazardous material was being transported.

Persons involved in the crash 

This section will have information about everyone who was involved in the crash. The officer will write down their names and addresses, whether they were drivers, passengers or pedestrians, whether or not they were injured, the type of injury and the hospital where they were taken.

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Diagram and description 

In this section, the officer will explain how the accident happened. The officer will sketch a diagram that illustrates the accident. Below the sketch, the officer will write a description of the events leading to the crash.

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