Any Chicago personal injury attorney will attest that this is true. Though police reports have long bee inadmissible at trial, insurance companies heavily rely on report contents at the claims stage. A poorly written or plain inaccurate report can cause a claim that should resolve quickly to end up as a time consuming and costly lawsuit.
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- Ira Glass's 'This American Life' this last weekend was a repeat of a show that had the story of a hit and run DUI in which the victim had to pay $12k to the drunk driver because of a poorly written police report.
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/379/return-to-the-scene-of-the-crimeApr 23, 2012