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Rachel Smith Case – Corrected Police Report Helped Prove Insurance Company Should Pay for Ankle Fracture
Rachel successfully petitioned police to change incorrect information in a police report which showed her client at fault for riding his bike in a marked crosswalk when he was hit by a minivan driven by a distracted driver. Based on the police report, the insurance company insuring the distracted driver had denied the claim, stating the bicyclist was in the wrong place. Using city ordinances and state law, Rachel went to bat for her client and got the police to change the report which helped prove to the insurance company that they were incorrect and should pay for the client’s ankle fracture injury. The case successfully resolved at a pre-trial mediation for policy limits.