When you are involved in a car accident that causes you injury, but is not your fault, then you may be entitled to monetary compensation from either the person at fault or an insurance company. Both fault and any due compensation are determined by judges or juries according to eyewitness testimonies as well as the initial police report of the accident.
However, if the police report is inaccurate, then it can cause your case to be thrown out or greatly reduce the damages to be awarded. Various errors or inaccuracies can result from police officers on the scene, including wrong dates, incorrect speeds, weather conditions, vehicle descriptions, impact points, etc. or from inaccuracies in eyewitness accounts. Court lawyers as well as insurance company adjusters closely analyze police reports in order to make their claims so it is important to ensure that all facts are correct.
Our personal injury attorneys in New York can help to correct police report errors by what is called “amending” the report. Factual errors that occur in phone numbers, addresses, names, vehicle description, etc., as well as disputed facts like witness accounts or officer’s observations can often be corrected by a skilled NY lawyer. You can even have your own statement changed that was given at the time under duress. What’s more, if your case goes to trial, our NY trial attorneys will fight to not only win your case, but acquire the greatest cash award possible to help you get your life back in order.
If you need help with a car accident report contact our experienced NY personal injury lawyers today.