Do police reports establish who was at fault in an automobile accident case?

Police accident reports are

required in every state when people are involved in automobile accidents

with personal injuries on public highways. Many people believe that the police report fixes the legal blame on one of the parties, and that party

must then pay all damages of the other party.

To get an answer, we asked consumer advocate and attorney Don Ernst, of San Luis Obispo, California. Here’s what Don Ernst said when asked him the question: