If you have been the driver involved in a motor vehicle accident in Glasgow, Kentucky you must immediately notify law enforcement agency or police department to investigate your collision.
Usually this occurs at the scene of the accident when you immediately call not only an ambulance if there has been an injury but also 911 to contact the police so they can arrive at the scene, investigate, interview the drivers for insurance information and compile a collision report.
If the accident occurred in the city limits of Glasgow, the appropriate agency would be Glasgow Police Department.
If this accident happened outside the city limits of Glasgow, but in Barren County, then Barren County Sheriff’s Department would likely be the appropriate law enforcement agency to contact.
If this accident happened on a highway or parkway, such as the Cumberland Parkway, then Kentucky State Police would likely be the appropriate agency to respond.
When Can I Request A Glasgow Accident Report?
Usually, Glasgow accident reports will be available within a few days following the vehicle accident, and can be retrieved either online, via mail, or by going your local law enforcement’s office.
Kentucky Law requires that an accident report be completed within ten days after investigation of the accident when there has been property damage in excess of $500, injury or death.
Pursuant to Kentucky Law (KRS 189.635), accident reports are only available to anyone who was in the collision, driver or passenger, insurance companies affording insurance coverage to a driver and attorneys representing someone in the wreck.
Glasgow Police Department may use a service called Buycrash. Once the officer records all of the information, they should provide you with a Buycrash information card with a case-specific report number. You can visit https://buycrash.lexisnexisrisk.com/ and use the referenced report number to locate your accident report at a cost of $10.00.
When you order your Glasgow Accident Report from Buycrash you will need the following:
- Drivers license number of involved party,
- Last name of party involved,
- Date of accident, and
- Buycrash report number.
You can often obtain Buycrash reports from the Kentucky State Police if they have investigated the accident.
For Glasgow and Barren County, that would be KSP Post 3. If the accident resulted in a fatality, you may be able to obtain a preliminary report from Kentucky State Police, but an ongoing death investigation file could take months or years before all of the information is released.
Should You File a Kentucky Accident Report?
Not only is it required by law to file a police report as a driver in a vehicle accident when the police do not, but failing to do so can result in a fine. Also, in most cases you must have an accident report in order to file an insurance claim after a car accident.
You will not only file a claim with your own insurance company to obtain your personal injury protection benefits but you will notify your insurance company as required if the accident was not your fault.
The attorneys at Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers will also notify the at fault driver’s insurance company so you can pursue your injury claim.
The Glasgow accident report includes relevant information that is crucial to establishing your case. Not only will it provide the insurance companies for the drivers especially the at fault driver, but also any witness contact information and detail of how the accident occurred so fault can be established against the other driver.
Often the police, and especially Kentucky State Police in more serious accidents, will include photographs taken at the scene.
In death cases the Kentucky State Police will also retain accident reconstructionists who may assist you in establishing a wrongful death claim.
To summarize, not only should you make sure that an accident report has been filed by the police investigating your accident at the scene, but the sooner that you retain an experienced personal injury attorney the better position they will be in to investigate the accident, which includes obtaining the accident report.
How Can Our Attorneys Help in Your Accident?
When we are retained by an injured client we can travel to them or meet at our Glasgow office.
We will take photos of the collision scene and often travel to get photos of the vehicle. We also contact the local police department who investigated the collision to immediately obtain the accident report. We may obtain the report from Buycrash.
Having experienced personal injury lawyers on your side from the very beginning after a collision is crucial to establishing a personal injury claim to obtain maximum recovery.
We will immediately handle all correspondence and consultations with the your own insurance company to obtain personal injury protection benefits such as lost wages, medical expenses and the at fault party insurance.
Getting a Glasgow accident report is the beginning of a long road not only to your recovery but to our investigation.
Call us 24/7 at 888-782-9090 if you have been in a collision to answer questions free of charge for your free case evaluation.
We are here to help our injured clients.