It’s a shocking fact for some South Carolina traffic accident victims: While investigating officers make accident reports that often prove fault, they don’t always get to testify in court who caused the crash.
In this video, Spartanburg, South Carolina car accident attorney Rob Usry reveals the reason behind it, and what you should do to protect yourself from it, especially if your case involves serious injuries or a semi-truck accident.
Can Police Testify At Trial After A Crash?
Here's a shocking fact for South Carolina traffic accident victims. Police can't always testify who caused the crash. Because the officer didn't witness the crash, testifying who caused it is his opinion. Before you can testify about your opinion in South Carolina you've usually got to be qualified by the judge as an expert. In this situation the officer needs to be qualified as an expert in accident reconstruction.
The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled accident reconstruction is a highly specialized, technical field many highly trained officers don't understand.
If you've been involved in a serious traffic accident or lost a loved one in a fatal crash, especially if it involves a tractor-trailer, contact an experienced accident attorney. You may need your own accident reconstruction expert. We can help you find one it'll only cost you a little time and it could save you a lifetime of regret. I thank you for thinking about this with me and I hope I see you soon.