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A Mistaken Accident Report Doesn't Mean the End of the Road for Your Case

When a police accident report unjustifiably faults you for the crash, it adds insult to injury. But it doesn't mean your case is unwinnable, explains South Carolina auto accident lawyer Rob Usry.

Here's a question we get sometimes: “when someone lies about the accident or the police get the report wrong do I still have a case?” It's definitely worth pursuing, here's a secret you probably didn't know. Police reports aren't admissible at trial. Instead fault gets determined based on live testimony and if the police officer testifies he generally can't give an opinion whose fault the crash was.

So here's how you can overcome a faulty accident report. You need information and evidence showing the officer was mistaken. that might include other witnesses the officer didn't talk to that help your case. It could also include evidence from the scene that shows the other drivers story just doesn't add up. If the crash occurred near a business you might even get surveillance video. And it can also include an accident reconstructionist if your injuries are serious enough. These experts compile and analyze crash data to reach a thorough detailed opinion on whose fault the crash was.

One thing's for sure to write this wrong, you're gonna need professional help. The insurance company is going to stand adamantly behind the crash report until you convincingly prove it wrong. That will probably take an experienced determined attorney. If you've got questions about a bad accident report or any other questions about your auto accident case feel free to fill out our get help now form at the top of the page or just call us to set up a free strategy session. I thank you for thinking about this with me and I hope I see you soon.

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Rob is a Spartanburg, South Carolina personal injury and criminal defense lawyer.

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