Accident Reports


Mar

28

2018

Case Summary: Accident Reports as Evidence

Evidence in Car Accidents: Accident Reports Keith v. Polier 109 N.C. App. 94 (1993) North Carolina Court of Appeals Background This case arose out of a North Carolina automobile accident between the two parties. Plaintiff Judy Keith (Keith) filed a negligence claim against Jacqueline Polier (Polier), Administratrix for the estate of Patrick John Ray (Ray), seeking damages for personal injuries. Procedural History At the trial...

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Mar

27

2018

Case Summary: Evidence and the Competency of an Accident Report

Evidence and the Competency of an Accident Report Blackwell v. Hatley 202 N.C. App. 208 (2010) North Carolina Court of Appeals Background This case arose out of an automobile accident which occurred on May 21, 2004. It was alleged that defendants, the town of Landis and its municipal employee, the driver of a pick-up pulling a trailer, Timothy Allen Hatley (Hatley), caused injuries to plaintiff...

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Mar

01

2016

Accident Report – DMV-349 Official Requirements

What is considered to be a reportable crash in North Carolina? The DMV Accident Report Form or DMV-349 is used by all North Carolina law enforcement officers to report car-related collisions to the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles. A reportable crash is defined by N.C. Gen. Stat. § 20-4.01(33b) and states that a reportable crash is any crash involving a motor vehicle that results in...

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Mar

01

2016

Why Is My Accident Report So Important?

Why is obtaining and understanding your NC Crash Report so important? After your accident, one of the most important actions you can take is to gain access to a copy of your accident report. In North Carolina, an accident report is commonly referred to by its official title of DMV-349. A DMV-349 is created and used by all law enforcement officers to report car accidents across...

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