Fact: A citation written by a police officer at the scene of an accident helps your insurance company determine fault to streamline your claim process. However, do you know in which situation police are unable to write citations? We are here to help.



Anna: Hey Tucker, do you recommend filing a police report after an accident?

Tucker: Most of the time, I would say the answer is yes. It is very important for the insurance companies to determine fault in the event of an accident or claim. Therefore, getting a police report is a really good idea because then usually a ticket is issued to the offending party and it’s really easy to determine fault. However, if you are involved in a car accident on a public parking lot, things can get a little bit more tricky because police can issue reports but not typically citations. But, we’re here to help you. So if you ever have any questions on either give us a call.



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