What If The Police Report Says The Accident Is My Fault


We have obtained financial settlements for clients even when there is at first a negative police report holding our client at fault. We have handled many such cases and have convinced insurance companies that the report is incorrect.

We strongly argue that the police report is inadmissible evidence at trial and that the officers’ conclusions or opinions that our client is at fault is not only inadmissible but also wrong. We show that there should be no weight given to a police officer’s conclusions regarding fault because these conclusions are inadmissible at trial.

Longstanding California law holds that expert opinions from police officers and other experts regarding accidents are inadmissible when they address issues and matters that the jury is competent to assess on its own. We keep out traffic collision reports from evidence at trial. We are also successful in keeping out investigating police officers’ conclusions.  Officers are only limited to testify to matters completely within their perceptions.

We have succeeded in winning a case even when our client is initially held at fault. In the appropriate case, we will investigate well beyond what normal law firms do.  This is one of the reasons the lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen have been repeatedly able to obtain a result for our clients.

If you or a loved one was in an accident, contact us today even if the police report states you are at fault. We handle all traffic related accidents throughout California.

Please call us today at 1-800-718-4658 to speak with an intake specialist, complete the “Do I Have A Case?” form on the right, or use the live chat feature.

Author: Jeffrey Nadrich, is a California personal injury attorney who has successfully resolved thousands of injury and accident claims on behalf of injury victims and their families. Mr. Nadrich is an active UC Berkeley and UC Hastings College Of The Law alumnus.


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