my significant other was involved in an accident which occurred due to a semi truck merging without checking is lane to make sure he was clear well he was not which then lead to my s.o having to make a quick lane change, another vehicle merged at the same time and they collided, now the officer put my s.o at fault for failure to keep a single travelling lane but he even admitted to a lot of inconsistencies in his report but will not place the vehicles where they were per the other drivers accounts as well as the vehicle damage. Another driver also stated he did NOT say what the trooper said he did, I have tried to speak with the trooper as well as his sergeant and at this point neither are willing to admit that the accident scene was no conducted properly. No pictures were taken by the trooper nor were written statements....where should be proceed to et this matter cleared up?
If your significant other was injured medical treatment should be sought. In terms of the police report, I would make sure to contact the other driver (witness) to obtain contact information. If only property damage is involved, I would turn the issues over to your insurance carrier.
Trucks have significant blind spots. Please contact an experienced truck accident lawyer for assistance.
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If the issue is with the ticket that your SO received, hire a traffic lawyer. Otherwise, report the incident to SO's insurance company. The traffic report is not generally admissible in a civil case.
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If you were injured, contact a personal injury attorney right away. They will guide you through this, but the officer's report and opinion will have no bearing on the civil case. If you just want to contest the ticket, you can either hire a traffic ticket lawyer (just google and many local will pop up im sure) or you can contest the ticket yourself. You should have the information necessary on how to contest it (instead of paying it) on the ticket. They will subpoena any witnesses in the police report, and you can present your case to the traffic Judge. If the officer or necessary witnesses dont show up, the Judge will likely dismiss the case. If they do, you can put on your own witnesses and testify yourself. The Judge may then either find you guilty or not guilty of the infraction. If guilty, there may be additional fines and costs than if you just paid the ticket, but thats a risk you take into account by challenging it. Traffic attorney could probably help you in challenging it, but obviously at a cost (though usually relatively inexpensive). Good luck.
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