The Police Said the Accident was My Fault What Can I Do if I Disagree?

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I’ve written a lot on my website about the role of the police in investigating an automobile accident, cycling crash or a pedestrian collision. They are not infallible. They make mistakes all the time for a variety of reasons. So, if you in your heart feel like you were not at fault, there’s a number of things you can do.

I would reach out to a lawyer who understands and deals with accident cases to make sure that that lawyer can jump in on your behalf and begin to investigate and talk to the witnesses. I can tell you about countless cases where we’ve interviewed witnesses to an accident scene who support exactly what you are saying happened as to why you are not at fault. Sometimes the police don’t ask the right questions and sometimes they don’t interview the witnesses at all.

I had a case one time where the officers simply asked the eye witness “did you see the impact” and they said “no” but what they had seen was the person flying through the air and landing on the ground immediately after the impact. The officer turned around and walked away. He never got the rest of the story.

So, if you are convinced that you’ve been treated wrongly by the police in terms of how they decided who was at fault in the accident, reach out to a lawyer. Let that lawyer look into the circumstances and investigate the accident, talk to the witnesses and many times they can support exactly what you are saying.

Jim Dodson
A Florida injury lawyer, family man and avid cyclist who clients have trusted for over 25 years.