After suffering injury from a car accident, you may be required to prove
the other driver was at fault by your insurance. If you choose to file
a claim for your injuries, you will also have to prove fault or negligence
as the cause of your injuries. In many cases, common sense can provide
you with the answer. For example, if you were rear ended, common sense
might tell you the driver that rear-ended you had been following too close
or was not paying attention. In other accidents, it may not be entirely
clear who is at fault, which is why our Clearwater car accident attorney
has compiled a list of a few methods you could use to help you prove fault
in your accident case.
Obtain a Police Report
Police usually arrive at the scene of a car accident, especially if they
believe someone was injured. When the police arrive on the scene, they
are required to file a police report of the incident as they see it. Police
are trained detectives, meaning they can examine things like tire patterns,
debris spread, and property damages to deduce how the accident occurred.
They compile these findings in their police report, which you can and
should obtain for your case.
If you have been involved in an accident, photos are the best way to provide
evidence of what happened. Many people in the US have camera phones; if
you are one of them use your phone to take photographs of the accident.
Make sure to document any damage done to your car, the other cars, and
any environmental damage. Environmental damage could be a fallen tree
or power line caused by the accident. In addition to the property damages,
you should also document any injuries you sustained in the crash.
Hire an Attorney
If you have been involved in an accident, proving fault can be difficult
if the fault is not explicitly clear. Retaining an experienced Clearwater
car accident attorney who can thoroughly investigate and analyze the details
of your crash could greatly improve your chances of winning a settlement
that can help cover the costs of your injuries.
Contact the Paulsen Law Group today to
schedule your free consultation.