Possible Issues with the Police Report
If you are ever involved in a car accident, you will probably want to make sure you properly document what happened to ensure your best chance of receiving appropriate damages for your personal injury claim. A qualified Irvine personal injury attorney will use his knowledge and expertise to determine what you need.
If the police arrived at the scene of the accident, an officer will have written an accident report, which your Irvine personal injury attorney will try to obtain for you as part of the investigation.
The police report is crucial to your claim. The report might contain errors. It is imperative that your personal injury lawyer spot this in advance of your trial, since the jury will be likely to regard the police officer’s account and the accident report as a truthful and accurate description of what happened by an objective witness. The account will probably be toned down at trial because of the rules of evidence, but what the police officer has to say will still play an important role in the trial. Even if the police officer does not have much detail to add to the case, he or she may still testify as to the location, time, and date of the car accident, which makes him a good lead witness that sets the stage for the case.
If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident, contact Irvine person injury attorney Samer Habbas. We have the experience to help you recover compensation for your lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Call us at (888) 848-5084. Your initial consultation is free of charge.