Car accidents with personal injuries often involve the investigating officer giving a ticket to the driver who caused the wreck. It’s critical to get the officer’s contact information, find out if a ticket was given, and contact the district attorney (DA). Here are 4 reasons why:
• The defendant’s insurance company will send a letter to the DA to get the ticket dismissed.
• Just giving a ticket CANNOT be discussed at trial; only convictions or guilty pleas can be show to the jury.
• The defendant’s insurance company will tell the DA they are “negotiating” your case as soon as they get you a rental and look at your property damage. Many DAs have not been told this means nothing, and is not binding on the insurance company.
• If the DA dismisses the ticket, the insurance company may use that as a reason to deny your claim, even if they already said they were going to pay you.
If you are contacted by the DA’s office, the investigating officer, or someone called a “Victim Witness Coordinator” it’s important to cooperate and advise that you don’t want the ticket dismissed.
At the Miller Law Group, we send letters to the DA to let them know what’s REALLY going on with the insurance company, and we work with officers to get information they need when the insurance companies claim the officers don’t know what they’re doing. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, don’t be bullied by the insurance company. Contact us here today or call 919-348-4361 for a free consultation.