Often times, people are involved in automobile accidents in which they may receive a citation for a traffic violation or are accused of contributing to the accident. Many times, in those situations, these injured people do not even talk to an attorney to discuss their case because they feel they cannot pursue a claim because the police officer claims they did something wrong. Remember, accident investigation and police reports are only as good as the information the investigating officers receive at the scene. Many times, that information is incorrect or sometimes it is actually false.
Let me give you an example. I was involved in a case in which a person was killed in an accident with another vehicle. There were no witnesses to the accident other than the driver of the other vehicle. There was virtually no physical evidence to confirm what the surviving, other driver, claimed happened. In fact, in this case, the vehicles were at rest in my client’s lane of travel.
The driver claimed that the deceased, my client’s family member, lost control and slid into his lane of travel and that the collision occurred in his lane but that the vehicles ultimately came to rest in our client’s lane of travel. The only witness was the driver.
After investigation we found that there were other witnesses who claimed that the surviving driver was driving very fast and was actually passing them prior to the accident. Although these witnesses did not actually see the accident they were able to testify that this driver was driving far faster than the condition of the road warranted.
I have many more examples of police reports that are not 100% accurate. This is not the fault of the investigating officer. Sometimes, an officer has very limited time under very difficult situations to get the information and put a report together.
If you have any questions about a serious personal injury regardless of what is on the accident report please contact me for a no cost, no obligation consultation. I have been representing victims injured from accidents of all kinds for almost 29 years.
In the Madison area call me at (608) 824-9540, in the Baraboo area call me at (608) 356-3961, Statewide at (866) 455-2993, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our website at https://khtlawyers.com. We listen, we care, we get results!