If someone else’s negligence has caused you to get hurt in a car accident, you no doubt find yourself in a suddenly stressful position for which a solution seems difficult at best. What can make the situation even worse is when the other driver denies fault in the accident. Now you have to deal with the legal system to get all the compensation you deserve. Unless you have good hard evidence on your side, however, many insurance companies will find ways to deny you coverage. It is therefore almost always in your best interest to have a trained personal injury lawyer backing you up to ensure you are getting all the money owed.
The legal team at Peter Davis & Associates would like to be the ones to help you. We have seen all kinds of car accident cases, and depending on your particular circumstances, we may be able to prove fault in yours.
Check the Police Report
If you are trying to prove fault when hurt in a car accident, using the police report is generally a great way to make your case when negotiating with insurance companies. The police do not always respond to minor traffic accidents, however, so you may need to go to the local station to fill out a report. Usually these reports contain liability evidence, so many insurance companies will not even issue an accident liability report without a copy.
Type of Car Accident Matters
Proving fault in a car accident can also be difficult or easy depending on the kind of accident involved. For example, there are two very common car accidents for which fault is almost always clear-cut. If you have been involved in either of these two accident types, you could have a very good case on your hands.
Rear-ends are perhaps the most common type of car accident you will find, and when it comes to proving fault, you will not have an easy time. Even if your vehicle needs to make a sudden stop, cars following behind you should leave enough room to brake suddenly themselves if they must. If a driver is following too closely and rear-ends you, they are usually automatically at fault. A driver who commits a rear-end can often file a potential claim of their own against a third-party vehicle that influenced them to hit your car.
Fault in left-turn collisions are almost just as easy to prove. If a car is making a left turn at an intersection, they have to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic going through the intersection. Car accidents from a left-turn scenario are therefore almost always the fault of the driver turning left. Certain allowances can be made, however, if the oncoming vehicle was running a red light.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you get hurt in a car accident, you may be entitled to a big compensation package. First, you need to speak with a trained legal team to find out the particulars of your case. So if you have any further questions or want to start moving forward in the process today, contact a representative at Peter Davis & Associates to see how we can help you.