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Police investigations into car accidents not always what we hope

When we are involved in a car accident in Michigan, we expect a certain type of response from the local police department. We'd like them to draft a report that accurately illustrates the circumstances surrounding the accident, makes note of any relevant observations and evidence, and provides the information we might need for any potential interactions with insurance companies or litigation that may follow.

Many times the police department does a good job of this, and evidence related to the accident is preserved in case it is needed in the future. But in other cases, the police may not be as thorough as you would like them to be, or may come to conclusions about the accident with which you do not agree. In one recent instance, after the police had the wrecked car towed away, they could not even find the car or the accident report when it was needed later.

On Monday, a woman and her son were involved in a car accident in Detroit. The police arrived and took down all the relevant information into a report, then called to have the damaged car taken away. The police told the woman that they would contact her by phone. After waiting in vain to hear from the police the family decided to seek out their car. It turned out that not only were the police unable to locate any account of the accident, but they had also lost the family's only car.

In this case the family was finally give a list of all the towing companies that the police use, after calling down the list they were able to locate their care on their own.

If you have been in an accident you may not always be able to rely on the police report alone to tell the whole story accurately. Because evidence from the crash, such as skid marks, can quickly be destroyed it is important to consult with an experienced attorney to ensure that you will have all the information you need to seek justice.

Source: My Fox Detroit "Man to Detroit Police: Where's My Car? "Andrea Isom,

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