Tips for Proving Fault in the Aftermath of a Car Crash

After being involved in an auto crash, you may find yourself in the difficult situation in which the at-fault driver’s insurance company is claiming that you are the one responsible for causing the crash. You deserve compensation for any damages or injuries sustained after your crash, so what can you do to protect yourself and ensure that you aren’t handed the blame for an incident that you did not cause?

Obtain the Police Report

If your accident was serious enough that injuries and/ or car damage were sustained, it’s likely that law enforcement was called to the scene. If so, you should make it a top priority to obtain a copy of the ensuing police report as soon as possible. From there, you can review the document with your attorney to determine who the responding officer actually cited at the scene of the accident.

Speaking with Witnesses

Speaking directly with witnesses can give your argument a massive leg up against the other driver’s claims. If you were startled or injured in the aftermath of an accident, however, you may not have been able to speak directly with any witnesses. Luckily, obtaining a police report can often help with that. Your attorney can inspect the accident report for any errors or witnesses listed in order to make contact with them and discuss the accident from their point of view.

Observing the Scene of the Accident

After obtaining the police report and speaking with any witnesses, it may be worth returning to the scene of the accident for further investigation. For starters, there are red-light and security cameras fixed virtually everywhere these days. If your crash took place near a business or intersection, it may be worth attempting to recover any captured footage that clearly displays who was truly at fault. Additionally, observing traffic trends at the site of the accident and confirming that they align with the specifics of your incident may be beneficial to your case. 

Are You Dealing with the Aftermath of a Car Crash? We Can Help.

If you or a loved one experienced an injury during a car accident, you deserve a skilled attorney who will get you the compensation that you deserve as a result of your car accident claim. Consult with an experienced attorney like those of the Law Office of Elizabeth A. Lawrence today by clicking here or calling (410) 986-0088. Skype, Zoom and Facetime consultations are available as well.

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