Anytime that you are involved in a car accident, or any other serious accident type that necessitates emergency medical care, you should make sure that an accident report is filed with the police (in fact, in the event of…
If the police report is against you, and you disagree, you should always feel free to give us a call.
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.
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.
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.