Q: I am a hit and run victim with pictures. Claim denied cause police asked accused to send evidence of guilt. What now?
I was driving home in the middle lane on 75 S around 4:15 pm on a bright sunny day surrounded by traffic. An OTR truck w/trailer jump in my lane. Cars around me therefore I hit the horn and brakes but could not avoid accident. As I pulled over I noticed the truck was not stopping. I sped up and took pictures of the back of the trailer; still surround by traffic. I pull over and dial 911. Police arrive and take my statement and view pictures w/ lic. plate easily seen. Fast forward after multiple calls and emails to PD I get an incomplete and inaccurate police report. After more calls and emails and three weeks of time I get a call from a PD investigator stating he reached out to the vehicle owner, asked them to send pictures of the trailer to prove it was in an accident and there was no evidence on the trailer. The truck owner's insurance company denied my claim. Who would be a good lawyer for this case?
Contact a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn for the County where the crash happened. They give ree consults. Sounds weird they'd ask someone to send pix--and did those pix have the same plate as the one involved?
In any event, if you weren't hurt likely small claims will be your best bet.
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