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Villarreal & Begum April 23, 2020

Dealing With an Inaccurate Police Report

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Mistakes happen all the time, and they happen to everyone. This is no different for police officers. After your in a serious car crash, one of the first things you need to get to file a claim against a negligent driver is a police report. Police reports contain vital information for your claims such as crash details, date, location, damage, and contact information. But what do you do if some of the information on the report is wrong? Errors in police reports happen more times than you would think. It can simply be human error or disputed information. A human error like getting the date of the accident wrong, the vehicle details, etc. can be easy to fix. However, disputed information is another story.

When a police officer arrives at the scene of a crash, they sometimes have to sort through conflicting information. No matter what kind of error is in your police report, you don’t want to ignore them. You’re going to want to act quickly, as soon as you find the error. If you can provide documentation, this can help in convincing the officer to correct the report. Things like your car’s registration and medical records can be useful. Another thing to keep in mind is to be polite. Your attitude can go a long way when it comes to convincing an officer to correct an error. Remember to stay calm, and ask the officer directly. Don’t go over is head to his supervisor as your first step.

If you find any other errors on your report that aren’t factual mistakes, you should contact an experienced attorney. Your attorney might have greater success when it comes to convincing the police office to amend the report. If not, your attorney can advise you on other options that may help.

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Have you or a loved one been in a serious car crash and suffered injuries? If so, you should contact an experienced Personal Injury attorney. Villarreal and Begum is a local San Antonio firm that will fight to get you the compensation that you deserve. We serve clients all across Texas with offices in San Antonio, McAllen, and Laredo. We are available day and night to take your calls. Call or contact us via our website. The Law Guns will fight for you.