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Q: My collision report from the chp is not correct. Insurance policy# had to many numbers, phone numbers were not correct,

In addition chp faild to analyze the cause of the accident. The report clearly proves that party 1 is at fault. Mind you she also lied about how the accident occurred. There were witnesses there trying to give there statements and not one was on the report. At the end the chp found me at fault of the accident because they said i was driving 35 mph. i never stated that i was driving 35mph thats what chp assumed. Her insurance wont fix my car because of this idk what to do i need my car fixed. How do i get the chp to do there job right and fix the paper work.

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2 Lawyer Answers

Alexander Bakhache Perez

Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Fullerton, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: go through your insurance if that is an option, then subrogration.

if not then consult with an attorney with a free phone consult if they would take your case and the terms.

or small claim court if the amount is less than $10K and represent your self.

William John Light

Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You can write your correction to the CHP and ask that it correct, amend or supplement the report. You can gather your own witness statements and submit them to CHP and/or to the other insurer. You can simply get your car fixed through your own insurance and let it deal with trying to collect from the other party's insurer. You can sue the other party in Small Claims for the value of the repair and your rental car expenses. Police reports are not admissible in court (Small Claims is a little looser in this regard). Statements in the police report might be admissible, but the conclusions of the officer are not.

Justin R. Heim agrees with this answer

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