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Car Accident, No seat belt offense that never happened

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I really need advice.  In October my roommate and I were in a car accident.  A car stopped short and we rear ended them.  By standers immediately came to car and told us that the engine was smoking badly and we needed to get out of the car. My roommate and I were sitting in chairs on the side of the road when the police arrived.  The police office gave my roommate a ticket at the ER.   There was writing at the bottom of ticket that we couldn't read.  We were in the process of trying to figure out how to go about deciphering the ticket when my roommate who was the driver got a letter in the mail telling her she needed to pay the ticket immediately or she'd lose her license so we paid it right away.  Shortly after that we found out that the writing we couldn't read said that my roommate wasn't wearing her seat belt which is completely false.  If she hadn't been wearing her seat belt she most likely wouldn't have survived.  I'm writing this instead of my roommate because she's unable to deal with the accident and everything that's happened as a result.  There has to be a way to correct this.  Her car insurance has gone up over $150 because of a lie told by a police officer.  She feels like a burden because she has no money and is constantly in pain and to make matters worse a police officer who's supposed to protect people lied and said she wasnt wearing her seat belt when he didn't even get to the accident until we were already out of the car. 

 

Please any help or info you can give me will be greatly appreciated.  She's never even had a speeding ticket.  It's a horrible situation

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Was your roommate driving the car or a passenger?  I have to assume she was driving or her insurance would not have been involved.  If she was driving, her insurance premium was increased because she had a collision for which she was liable, not because she was not wearing a seat belt.  Also, your roommate was undoubtedly found guilty of a traffic offense because she missed a court date.  Her driving privilege would not be suspended because she failed to prepay a ticket.  The claim that you two were unable to decipher a ticket sounds a little fishy.  You have good writing skills so I assume you are able to read also.

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On 9/18/2016 at 0:44 AM, vaper4life said:

We were in the process of trying to figure out how to go about deciphering the ticket when my roommate who was the driver got a letter in the mail telling her she needed to pay the ticket immediately or she'd lose her license so we paid it right away.

 

We paid it?  Why would you pay or contribute to the payment of a ticket that was issued to someone else?

 

 

On 9/18/2016 at 0:44 AM, vaper4life said:

There has to be a way to correct this.

 

Why do you think that?

 

 

On 9/18/2016 at 0:44 AM, vaper4life said:

Her car insurance has gone up over $150 because of a lie told by a police officer.

 

Nonsense.  First of all, it's not a "lie."  At most, it's a mistake.  There's a difference.  Second, do you really think her insurance increased because of a seat belt ticket?  Don't you think it's more likely that it increased because she was at fault for rear ending another car?  Third, your roommate (and you?) apparently paid this ticket without contesting it.  By doing that, she admitted to the validity of the charge.  You didn't say how long ago payment was made, and she certainly can contact a local attorney for advice, but it's almost certainly too late.

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