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police report says I was at fault

I was involved in an accident where i T- Boned a vehicle in the middle of an intersection I had a green light but the other driver says he had the green light I feel he tried to run a yellow light and did not make it completly through but police report quotes me saying “I might of ran the light “I was in shock after accident and dont remember saying this there was the driver and his 2 children in the car with minor injuries and are asking for 33,000 from my ins should I countersue and fight this I was advised by my ins not to

Asked on May 1, 2009 under Accident Law, California

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Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

 

In any situation like this the facts are critical, and most times both drivers see the facts differently.

If you ran the light -- and the statement you made to the police may doom your case -- it would seem you were very negligent. Only if the other driver was more negligent than you were could you recover.

However, if you were injured in the accident, you should speak to a lawyer about the possibilities of a claim, not your insurance company. Lawyers handle plaintiff's personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis if they think they can recover.

 

 

 


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