Car accidents more often than not involve more than one driver. Typically, one party is more at fault than the other. The driver found liable for the accident must face the consequences for his or her negligence. However, while all drivers owe a duty to other drivers to drive safety, the injured party will have to prove the driver breached that duty. Further, the injured party will have to prove the injuries were a direct result of the car accident. Many times, evidence is required when proving fault in a car wreck including breach and causation.
Why Evidence Is Required When Proving Fault in a Car Wreck
Insurance companies and the police come to conclusions based on evidence, facts, and data. The parties telling the police who’s fault they think it was is not sufficient. If you feel you are not at fault for an accident, below are some tips to prove it.
- Police reports and photos
The police will arrive at serious accidents, but when you’re involved in a less serious fender bender type accident, they may not. If they do come, they are sure to file an official report. Speak to the officer in charge and ask for a copy of the report. Police reports are legally binding and one of the most important documents you can possibly submit to your insurer.
Be sure to take photos of the scene as well.
- The Law
If you are sure that the fault is not yours to bear, you can further strengthen your case with the law. Every state, including Ohio, has a set of ‘rules of the road’ – you can obtain them from the local DMV or even online. The language is easy to understand and free of legal jargon. Read through them, attach the relevant copies with your claim.
- No Fault Liability
In most cases, especially when one party is obviously at fault, insurance companies will want to
settle the case fast and move on. You can benefit greatly from such a situation.
- Technical Points
Rear end collisions, left turn collisions and other like collisions are almost always caused by someone who was not driving properly. In such cases, it is a lot easier to prove the party at fault. Always remember that there is no perfect driver and you are certainly not one. If you are at fault, it’s important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your option. A good lawyer will make for a much easier process. To speak with one of our Cincinnati, Ohio, car accident attorneys contact the Ohio Car Accident Lawyers today.