Can I make a claim if the police weren’t called?

Yes, you can still make a claim.

Under Texas law, auto accidents in Texas must be reported to the police if the accident caused any of the following:

  • Apparent damage of $1,000 or more
  • An injury, or
  • A death

The peace officer takes statements from drivers, passengers, injured bystanders and witnesses to the crash. This information is recorded in the officer’s crash report.

Police crash reports are transmitted to the Texas Department of Transportation for recordkeeping. They provide valuable evidence in an auto accident lawsuit. That is one reason it is wise to obey the law and report a car accident in Texas.

However, in some cases the parties exchange information but do not notify the police. Perhaps no one appears to be injured, or the accident seems minor

Even when the police have not been notified, victims of a car accident in Texas can file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver.

If you have been in an auto collision in Texas, contact a personal injury attorney at Justinian & Associates to discuss your rights.