What Do I Do if My Memory of the Car Accident Differs from My Statement? If your memory of a car accident differs from a police report or an insurance statement, you may be able to correct the errors.

If you believe there is incorrect information about your car accident in the report made by the Orlando Police Department, you can explore the potential of correcting the error. Mistakes can happen on accident reports. In any given police report, there can be several errors.

While correcting an error in the police report is not impossible, it will take time, communication, and evidence to attempt a correction. You may want to work with a lawyer at our firm to assist you with this process, as attention to detail and providing sufficient documentation will be important.

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Forms of Evidence You May Use to Attempt a Correction of the Crash Report

When the mistakes in an accident report negatively impact your claim for damages, you can try to correct the facts by:

  • Using the testimony of an eyewitness who can support your version of what happened
  • Working with an accident reconstruction expert to prove through math and science that the accident could not have happened in the way that the report says. Also, these experts can show the judge what did happen.
  • Getting video evidence from a dashboard camera or nearby security cameras at homes or businesses. With the increasing numbers of high-quality security video cameras, you have a decent chance of finding footage that captures the facts you need.

Our team is familiar with gathering these forms of evidence to prove car accident claims and will be able to assist you. Some of these sources of evidence, such as accident reconstruction, can be challenging for you to procure on your own. We can provide expert testimony for you, if necessary.

Additionally, take action as soon as you can when you need to correct a police report. The longer you wait, the more challenges you may face in changing the existing documentation.

What to Do if You Made an Inaccurate Statement to an Insurance Company

If the insurance company asked you to give a recorded statement about the accident and you made a recording that contains errors, we can also gather evidence to challenge the insurance company’s records. Similar to the methods listed in the section above, we can gather evidence from various sources to demonstrate your claims and prove that the other party was liable.

Additionally, if the errors are restricted to the statement you made to the insurance company and the police report is accurate, we may also be able to use the police report as evidence in your case.

Unfortunately, an insurance company may intentionally ask you questions in order to lead your answers—and set you up to harm your own case. We are familiar with these kinds of tactics and can help you prove your case for compensation even when this happens.

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Our Injury Lawyers Can Help You Prove Your Case After an Orlando Car Accident

Our team understands that the immediate aftermath of an accident can be overwhelming, and for that reason, there may be errors in the police report or in your statement to an insurance company.

We will: 

  • Work to prove your side of the story
  • Handle the correspondence with the Orlando Police Department or an insurance company
  • Clearly explain your options for correcting inaccurate documentation of your accident
  • Tell you how Florida fault laws may affect your case 
  • Determine the full extent of your damages
  • Gather evidence to prove the other party’s liability
  • Handle settlement negotiations
  • Take your case to trial, if necessary

Because Florida is a no-fault state, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries through your own insurance company—regardless of your own fault. Depending on your coverage, you should have at least $10,000 available in medical care coverage through your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage, per Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV). You should also be carrying at least $10,000 in Property Damage Liability (PDL) for your car damage costs.

On the other hand, if your injuries and losses are substantial, you may want to have the option of pursuing compensation from the liable party. This additional compensation could reflect a recovery for your pain and suffering, future medical care needs, income losses, and more. We will do our best to fight for this legal option and seek the full, fair damages you may deserve.

Keep in mind that we have limited time to file a lawsuit, in the event that it is necessary to do so. In Florida, we usually have up to four years to file suit, per Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a). Thus, we recommend that you get started on a case as soon as possible, especially when we need to take additional time to correct inaccurate records.

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Our car accident lawyers deliver responsive legal care for our clients. You can relax while we go the extra mile. Our clients can devote their attention to getting better because they know that we take care of everything else.

If your memory of the car accident differs from your statement in Orlando, FL, we may be able to help you. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation. There is no obligation.