Nevada Car Accident Report Basics
Accidents happen no matter how careful you are, and unfortunately that includes auto accidents. It's not uncommon after a car accident to feel uncertain about what steps to take next, including whether you are obligated to make a report. If you are a resident of the state of Nevada, read on to learn more about how to file a car crash report in Nevada.
When and How to File a Report
Every state has its own laws detailing a motorist's obligations after a car accident, and Nevada is no exception. Whether or not you are legally obligated to file a report after an auto accident depends on whether bodily injury or death occurred, or the extent of the property damage. In some circumstances, you are not legally responsible for making a report if the police responded to the crash and issued a their own report.
However, if you are legally responsible for reporting a car accident and you fail to do so, the consequences are significant. In Nevada, if you fail, refuse, or neglect to report an accident as required by Nevada law, your driving privileges may be suspended for one year or until you properly file the report. Also, if you knowingly give false information in a car accident report, you can be found guilty of a misdemeanor.
The following chart provides more information about filing a car accident report in Nevada.
|Nevada Revised Statutes Sections 484E.070 and 484E.080|
When to Report
How to Report
Note: State regulations are always subject to change through the passage of new legislation, rulings in the higher courts (including federal decisions), ballot initiatives, and other means. While we strive to provide the most current information available, please consult an attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
Related Car Accident Resources
- Nevada Highway Patrol
- Car Accidents - FAQ
- How Long Do you Have to Report a Car Accident?
- Car Accident Resources
- Tips for Reporting an Accident to Police
Filing a Nevada Car Accident Claim? An Attorney Can Help
Car accidents of any magnitude can be overwhelming and exhausting. It can be difficult to know what steps to take first, especially if an accident results in injuries. If you've been injured in a car accident or suffered significant property damage, it might be a good idea for you to speak with a Nevada motor vehicle accident attorney.
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