What to do about fraudulent witness statement in car accident case?
October 28, 2010 1:38 PM Subscribe
I was involved in a car accident with no witnesses. My insurance has cleared me. The other driver’s insurance is saying they have a sworn witness statement supporting his story that I was at fault. Details inside.
posted by Dragonness to law & government (29 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Last month I was rear-ended while switching lanes. I was moving slowly because of heavy traffic but had to brake suddenly as another vehicle cut me off from the front. That vehicle was gone before I could see their license plate, but I did get the details of the driver who hit me.
My insurance deemed me not at fault, saying the other driver hadn't kept sufficient distance. I called his insurance today and learnt they had a statement from a sworn witness who had been driving behind him, and based on that statement they found me at fault.
I am stumped. There were no witnesses to the accident. All the other cars whizzed on by.
After the accident, we parked on the side of the road, exchanged our information, and waited for a police officer, who did not make a report because he said he was not present when the accident occurred. This was in Newton, MA.
I am trying to reach the police officer in the hope that he could corroborate my assertion that there were no witnesses, since we specifically discussed that with him, but it was more than a month ago, and I’m worried he’ll have forgotten.
What do I do?
For what it's worth, the damage to my car is minor, while the other vehicle's is probably a couple of thousand.