Proving Fault in Auto Accidents
The key issue in determining fault in a car accident is establishing which driver’s negligent actions directly resulting in the collision. As one might expect, perspective can play a large role in this discussion, and it is always a good idea to retain the services of a skilled attorney if the fault for a serious accident is in question.
A your-word-against-theirs type confrontation may not come out in your favor, as your argument may lack weight if you have no official information to corroborate your claims. Luckily, there exist various means of clearly establishing liability.
Strengthening Your Case
There are certain types of accidents in which fault is almost entirely clear no matter what other circumstances exist, such as:
- Rear-end collisions – The car colliding from the rear is always at fault as they are responsible for maintaining a safe following distance.
- Left turn accidents – Drivers must wait for a safe opportunity to make a left turn across oncoming traffic, and as such an accident will almost invariably be attributed to the turning drivers’ negligence.
If your accident is a less straightforward encounter, it is important to reference official materials in your claim such as:
- Police reports
- State traffic laws
In any accident where an injury occurred, it is important to have an experienced attorney managing your claim.
If you have a been injured in a car accident and are unsure whether you will be able to clearly establish the other driver’s negligence, a knowledgeable Wisconsin car accident lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. may be able to help you recover compensation for your medical expenses and damages. Call today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal options.