How Important Is Your Florida Car Accident Report? 

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Nov 02, 2015 | 0 Comments

Getting your Florida car accident report

The time right after a car accident is frightening and stressful. There is a laundry list of steps that you must take, from checking for any injuries, taking pictures, obtaining contact information from any witnesses, and notifying your insurance company. However, there is 1 step that you shouldn't forget, and that is, GETTING THE POLICE REPORT.

Any time you get into a motor vehicle accident, you should call the police. You may be concerned that you will get a ticket, notifying law enforcement is an important step because there will be a third party documenting that the crash happened. This report can become invaluable in your case, should it turn into a personal injury claim.

The Florida Police  or Crash Report will include information like the date of the accident, what the weather was like, the owner and insurance company for the vehicles, the name and address of the driver, sometimes the names of any witnesses, whether photos were taken at the scene, and a rough diagram of the scene. 

If you have suffered an injury in an accident, you have the ability to request that report from the police department simply by calling and asking to obtain the records or you can go online and purchase a copy from at Even though Florida car accident reports are not allowed to be used in court, the can help in negotiating your car accident settlement. Because 90% of car accident claims are settled before trial, the crash report is an important piece of information.

Car accident reports can be used in conjunction with your property damage estimate and medical records to give the insurance adjuster an understanding of the facts and circumstances around the accident and the nature and extent of your injuries. 

If you have any questions about a Leesburg, Florida car crash, call (352) 267-9168

Guy S. DiMartino, DC, JD, PA

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Guy DiMartino

I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+


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