The At-Fault Driver Of My Car Accident Told The Police It Was My Fault But It Definitely Wasn’t. What Do I Need To Do?

Police officers investigating a crash have a difficult job.  They have to study the accident scene, interview the parties involved, and write down what they believe happened in their accident report.  If the other driver is lying about what happened, it makes their job harder.  

As frustrating as it may be, the best thing you can do is calmly explain to the officer exactly what happened, being as precise about the facts as possible.  If you had to be rushed to the hospital after an accident, it is important to contact the police officer so that he or she has your side of the story.  

It is also important to take as many pictures and videos of the accident scene as possible.  A picture can say 1,000 words and oftentimes, they reveal how the collision occurred.  Even take pictures and videos of any skid marks.  An accident reconstruction expert may be able to use this evidence later down the road if necessary.

Finally, make a note of any witnesses to the accident, including their names and contact information.  If the other driver is making up stories, it may be a good idea to get affidavits from any witnesses and make sure the police officer takes their information into consideration. 

If you received a police report for your accident which is not quite right, call us today to schedule a free and confidential consultation to discuss your options.

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