03/12/2023

How to Correct Wrong Information on a NY Police Report

by Alex

When there are significant errors on a police accident report, crash victims must take action to correct them. Instead of trying to correct wrong information on a NY police report on your own, you can hire an attorney. Our team can help fix mistakes or handle disputes related to incorrect police reports. We can also challenge the information on a police report with evidence from our investigation and help our clients recover fair compensation.

If you suffered injuries in a New York car accident, Shulman & Hill can review your options for compensation with you for free.

Types of Mistakes on NY Police Reports

When potential clients come to us with errors on a police report, they fall under one of two categories:

  • An error in the case facts
  • A disagreement over what happened

When there is an error in the basic case facts, it could affect the outcome of the case. The insurer could use it to reduce or deny the payout. However, these are the easier errors to correct. For example, imagine there are two numbers transposed in your driver’s license or tag number. Correcting this could be as simple as contacting the department or the reporting officer. We can amend the forms MV-104A and MV-104AN through the New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

When it comes to a disagreement about what happened, this usually revolves around disputed facts. This could include:

  • If either party violated the law
  • What caused the accident
  • The assignment of fault

Disputing the opinions included in a police accident report is more complex, but our team knows how.

Our Attorneys Correct Wrong Information on Clients’ Police Reports

When our attorneys handle a New York accident case, we sometimes have to correct wrong information on a police report or dispute the conclusion about the accident’s cause and the individual parties’ share of the fault. We know how to handle this and take care of it for the client. They can focus on healing instead of worrying about the mistakes made by law enforcement.

We provide evidence to show the report’s inaccuracies and work to demonstrate to the insurance company and/or jury that our client deserves fair compensation. Potential inaccuracies in the police report can involve witness statements, pictures from the scene, video of the crash, accident reconstruction, or relevant medical records.

NY Police Reports Play a Central Role in Car Accident Cases

When a victim files an insurance claim, the insurer obtains the accident report. It is the primary evidence they use to determine what happened, who is at fault, and whether the party deserves compensation.

Almost any discrepancy in a police report can cause a problem with the insurance company. Insurers look for any reason to reduce or deny claims. The accident report serves as the primary evidence they use to determine fault and approve a payout in these cases. Issues with the police report could involve:

  • The physical damage to the vehicles
  • Which occupants were in each vehicle
  • The collision diagram or narrative
  • Transcribing witness statements
  • Owner, driver, or vehicle information
  • Omitting injury complaints or assuming there were no injuries
  • Miscalculations related to speed or distance
  • Physical evidence at the scene
  • Assuming what happened

Our team understands how any of these problems could affect the outcome of the case. We correct factual errors and dispute opinions that do not match our client’s experience as the crash victim.

Shulman & Hill Fights for Fair Compensation for NY Car Accident Victims

At Shulman & Hill, our car accident lawyers have a long history of recovering fair and just compensation for our clients. We have more than $250 million won for accident victims. We handle even the most difficult and complex cases, building strong support for their claims and suing careless or reckless drivers in civil court.

We are New York’s premier personal injury law firm. We represent crash victims in New York City and statewide. Every case is personal to us, and we may be able to help you recover the money you need to move on with your life.

Discuss Your NY Police Report and Accident Case With Our Team for Free

Shulman & Hill provides free case assessments for victims of New York car accidents. We can evaluate your case and explain how our team handles crashes like yours. We may be able to help even if you believe the police report contains inaccurate information.

Call us today at (555) 555-5555 to learn more.

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