If the police report is against you, and you disagree, you should always feel free to give us a call.

Having a Police Report Against You In An Accident Case Can Create Challenges

Yes, it’s more of a challenge if the police report is against you, but there are two important questions. The first question is, “Were there any independent witnesses?” Because if there were no independent witnesses in the police report, and the police officer is just stating his or her opinion based upon what you said and the other person said, we will go ahead and we’ll re-create and re-investigate that accident.

Remember That The Police Officer Probably Didn’t See The Accident

The fact being, the police officer wasn’t there – he didn’t see the accident, he just heard your statement and the other person’s statement.

There are times, when the police report is against you, that when we finish our investigation, we end up telling the potential client there’s nothing we can do. There are other times when it’s just the opposite, where we say we think the police officer is wrong and we’ll be happy to handle your case for you. So, it’s not a barrier that the police report’s against you.

Having a Police Report In Your Favor Is Better For Your Accident Case

Obviously, it’s better if the police report is in your favor, but if you have a serious injury it’s always worth calling a lawyer and getting some fresh eyes to look at the whole situation.

 

Andy Gillin received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his law degree from the University of Chicago. He is the managing partner of GJEL Accident Attorneys and has written and lectured in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury law for numerous organizations. Andy is a highly recognized wrongful death lawyer in California.