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I was involved in an automobile accident with an on duty sheriffs officer. After I merged into a center lane, I saw the officer about 60 feet away. As he approaced, it seemed as if he was reaching for something and as soon as he poped up, he smashed head into me. The investigating officer originally faulted both of us. Him for illegal lane use and change, and me for failing to yield. After pointing out that I was at a dead stop, the officer immediately re-investigated the accident and found out that the sherrifs office with held some witnesses who saw the officer driving carelessly and talking on his cell phone. The officer immediately changed the report, taking off my failure to yield violation. I was noted as having done absolutley nothing wrong. Now the insurance company only offered me 50% of the value of my car! How can this be? The value of my car was only $4500+ stero, so it isn't worth me getting a lawyer over. My injury attorney told me I could sue them, but advised me to wait until the injury case was over (which could take weeks or months). Why is this? What can I do in this situation? Has anyone ever had similar experiences? Any help on this matter would be very much appreciated. This insurance group has acted slimy from the get go, and I think they are trying to hose me.

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