Being involved in an accident can be a harrowing experience, and we take our job as first responders very seriously. In less than 2 minutes after you find yourself in trouble, we expect to be at your side, providing whatever help is necessary to get your life back on track.
The focus at the accident scene will always be ensuring the safety of everyone involved but once we get that covered there’s still plenty of work to be done documenting and reporting the incident so that insurance companies can get busy on your behalf to fix or replace what’s been bent, broke and damaged.
One of the key pieces that the insurance company needs to do their job is the Police Report for the incident. That’s where we come in again.
The Police Reports outline the details of what occurred based on the investigative results noted at the scene. From that data, the insurance company will make the call as to what is or is not covered under existing insurance policies.
Getting those Police Reports into the hands of the insurance companies is a critical first step on the road to recovery — and I’m pleased to report that the Kent Police Department has now begun to make those Police Reports available on-line. No more driving down to the Police Station to request copies — your accident reports are only a couple of mouse-clicks away at any time.
We’re hoping that the convenience and timeliness of online access will reduce some of the administrative pain that can follow an accident. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to put the incident behind you as quickly as possible.
Here’s the link to the Kent Police Web Site for Accident Reports: http://www.kentpd.org/Accidents.html
Stay safe out there.