Las Vegas Metro Police Department No Longer Responding to Minor, Non-injury Car Accidents

(02/25/2014) Cathee Nin, Cragin & Pike

In recent headlines, the Las Vegas Metro Police Department has announced they will no longer be responding to minor, non-injury car accidents starting Monday, March 3rd, 2014. Police substations will also no longer be accepting accident reports. The department is shifting their focus on more serious accidents and preventing fatalities. This new focus should potentially free up more time for police officers to tackle higher priorities. It can take an officer more than 90 minutes to handle a property damage auto accident and at the same time more crashes are happening that could involve fatalities.

Car Damage

Here are some helpful tips if you are involved in a car accident:

  • Police will only respond if there are injuries or the other party refuses to exchange driver and insurance information.
  • Take Photos of the Accident Scene and Property Damage.
  • Document ALL Details of the Accident:
    • Date
    • Time
    • Location
    • Road Condition
    • Accident Description
    • Damage Description
    • Names of Drivers Involved
    • Year/Make/Model of Vehicle(s)
    • Insurance Carrier Information
    • Witnesses, etc.
  • Complete an SR-1 Report of Traffic Accident (NRS 484.229, 484.236) within 10 days of the accident as REQUIRED by the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles.

The Las Vegas police department now joins a few other cities, like Los Angeles and San Francisco, which no longer respond to property damage vehicle collisions. Make sure you have an insurance agency like Cragin & Pike on your side when reporting business auto claims. Our claims specialists will assist you in your claim reporting, monitoring and analyzing of your claims. With the Las Vegas police department’s new policies set in place, having Cragin & Pike on your team will ensure you and your company feel secure that your claims are being handled in an efficient and timely manner.

Read more about this news update from the Review Journal by clicking on the following link: Metro stops responding to non-injury crashes on March 3.

 

 

   About the Author:

Cathee Nin Cathee Nin's Author Portraitis our Property & Casualty Specialist at Cragin & Pike.

Cathee’s specialties includes Auto, General Liability and Property. Part of

the Risk Management Team, she serves as a liaison with the company

claim department and adjuster to obtain statuses on open claims

and to discuss the progress of those claims to help reduce and maintain our clients’ total cost of risk.

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