My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: Louisiana
Almost 2 years ago I was involved in a 5 car accident, I was rear-ended. I was in the front, everything else happened behind me. The front of my car has no damage. However, the police report stated.....Car 1 rear ended Car 2, Car 2 rear ended Car 3, Car 3 rear ended Car 4, Car 4 rear ended Car 5...... The police report stated I was Car #2. This was inaccurate. I was really Car #5. It was 2 separate accidents. Car 1, 2, and 3 were in an accident, and Car 4 and 5 were another accident. It just happened to be near each other. Car 4 admitted fault to hitting me and he stated it was two separate accidents in his deposition, so did I. (Police Report stated he was Car # 1).
I am being sued by Car #3.
The person who hit me was also being sued by Car # 3. However, he had minimal insurance and they settled quickly because they stated it would have cost more to defend him in this case.
After taking depositions of everyone involved in the accident, it is still very unclear to the lawyers how this accident happened. Everyone had different versions. But no one stated I hit them. I also have pictures of the damage done to my car. The rear was severely damaged, but the front was untouched. I was able to get the Police Report amended with my statement (which was not taken at the time of the accident) and the pictures were submitted into evidence. But the attorney for Car # 3 refuses to drop me from the case. My attorney is attempting a summary judgement.
How critical is a Police Report for summary judgement or a trial? What if the cop testifies and swears what he included is his report is exactly what happened? I have pictures of my car showing no damage to the front, no one stated in their deposition I hit them, the ONLY evidence I have against me is the inaccurate Police Report.