Fort Fairfield, ME asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Indiana

Q: Need advice about getting rear ended in indiana. Not enough characters here to explain every detail. Thanks

My friend was rear ended in indiana in 2017. The distracted lady apologized because her kids distracted her causing the accident and the lady's insurance paid my friends medical and car damage. When the police questioned the at fault lady, she claimed my friend was stopped at a green light, when it was clearly red. My friend got a letter from her personal auto insurance that the accident was not her fault because she was rear ended. She just now went shopping for new insurance and her dmv report shows she was at fault on the accident even though her insurance says she was not at fault. How can she get this removed from her dmv record, since she was not at fault, getting rear ended? Somebody apparently made a mistake on her dmv report or police report

2 Lawyer Answers
Timothy Rowe
Timothy Rowe
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: She needs to get a letter from her insurance company in writing showing she is not fault. She needs to get a copy to the BMV so her record is corrected. She also needs to keep the letter and also a copy of the police report to show she is not at fault for any new insurance company that gives her a quote. It should be a simple matter to correct.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Are you sure it's the DMV and not the insurance company database? She needs to check what the DMV has, and correct that. In the meantime, follow Mr Rowe's advice.

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