Insurers rely a lot on the report to provide them with the information they require. Officers are at the site, in most cases, so they have what it takes to determine who is to blame for the accident. Officers will observe the vehicles’ position, in addition to injuries, damages, and other relevant information. After that, they will establish which party is negligent. Insurance companies and courts revere their report. However, police reports are sometimes inaccurate.
Officers sometimes make quick assumptions, particularly during inclement weather, and other times they fail to respond to the automobile accident. If many accidents occur at once, such as during a snowstorm, they may only have individuals call in the information afterwards. In these situations, the story might just rely on a party stepping up to admit their fault, or officers will turn to other witnesses.
Witness Statements Can Also Be So Helpful
When a police report does not make a fault clear, witness testimonies can prove to be quite valuable. Any person who saw what took place is a real asset to have in a personal injury case. This is particularly true if a party was critically injured and has to seek compensation for damages. Determining fault in some accidents, such as those involving motorbikes and bicycles, is easier than it is in others. The one who writes statements concerning the accident can also be asked to arrive at court and testify the same.
Determining responsibility in an automobile accident can necessitate much thought and discussion. However, with regards to motorbike and cycle accidents, it could just be even trickier. Motorbikes are usually involved in accidents, particularly because not always do a driver see these vehicles. If a motorbike is moving in, between, and out of traffic as well as driving erratically, then a witness testimony may be able to aid the police in determining fault.
When the motorbike is struck from behind, and they jump before a car which did not have time to stop, then the case is unclear to an officer. In normal situations, if one rear-ends someone else’s vehicle, he or she may be charged with ACDA (assured clear distance ahead). As opposed to a car, a motorbike will be able to move in, between and be out of heavy traffic with relatively shorter spaces. The motorbike rider may seem like the victim, even though he or she caused the crash. A witness could just help law enforcement know the reckless riding is what caused it.