MYTHS ABOUT PERSONAL INJURY #1
Myth: I was in a car crash. The police report says the other driver was at fault. So I know I will automatically win the case and I certainly don’t need a lawyer.
The Truth: A police report in Indiana does usually list the primary cause of a collision, but the police officer’s opinion as to the party at fault is not dispositive, that is, a jury could conclude, and the other driver’s insurance company can argue, that the collision was your fault. In fact, the part of a police report that “assigns fault” is generally not even admissible in evidence at a trial. So, even if you think the collision was clearly not your fault, a free consultation with an attorney to determine whether legal assistance is appropriate is a good idea. For a free, no obligation consultation to have your questions answered and to know your rights and options, visit www.cloutier.law, text or call us at 574.855.8127, or call toll-free 877.306.HELP.
The above is based on general Indiana law, to which exceptions may apply, and is not legal advice specific to yours or any other case. To know whether or how the above may apply to your situation, obtain the advice of an attorney.