Police Report Put Me at Fault for the Car Accident, Can I Still Bring a Claim?
Sideswipe, intersection accident, who had the green light? These are just a few types of accidents where fault is not easily determined. After an accident, the police come to scene, exchange information, check all injured parties, and talk with those involved. However, what if the police didn’t speak with you? What if the police officer didn’t speak with witnesses? What if the police didn’t really care what you had to say? What if you were transported to the hospital and the police never spoke with you? What if the other driver lied about what happened? Then you can be put a fault on the police report.
This does not mean that you do not have a claim. Under Florida Law, the police report is not admissible in court and cannot be used against you. The police report will be used by the insurance company when initial denying or accepting liability. This will effect whether your vehicle gets fixed by the other insurance company and whether they deny or offer minimal value for your injury claim. All is not lost though if you hire the right accident attorney.
Devon Workman is personal injury litigation attorney. Litigation is the key word. This is because since the insurance will be relying on the police report who found you at fault and they will be denying your injury claim or offering minimal money to settle. Because of this, your case will need to be litigated in the court system. Here at Workman Injury Law, Devon Workman handles car accident litigation and has done so by successfully litigating over 450 accident cases in court resulting in over 15 million won for his clients.
Litigation is a must in these types of accidents because depositions of all parties and witnesses involved is crucial to establishing liability and getting you compensated for your injuries.
A lot of attorneys will not take your case in the fear of having to litigate and put in the extra effort to get you compensated. Here at Workman Injury Law, we will fight for you from the beginning to end to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured in an auto accident where the police report found you at fault and you truly believe you weren’t or that the other driver contributed to the accident in someway, give us a call for a free case evaluation.