Determining accident liability will help an accident victim understand who is liable for his or her injuries. This requires a careful assessment of all available evidence, witness testimony, and other relevant factors. An injury attorney can help a victim identify all liable parties and hold them accountable in an injury claim or lawsuit.
Evidence is one of the key ways in which police, insurers, attorneys, and victims can determine who is at fault for an accident. In the case of a serious car wreck, relevant evidence may include:
Some types of auto accidents are easier to assess than others. Rear-end collisions and left-turn crashes almost always indicate a clear-cut case of negligence and driver liability. In a rear-end collision, the driver at the rear is often found to be at fault for the crash.
This is because all drivers are required to leave a safe following distance between vehicles. Likewise, a driver that is turning left must yield to oncoming traffic. A failure to do so may indicate negligence. There are, however, exceptions to these cases.
It is best practice to reserve all forms of evidence after an accident. Each piece may help determine and prove liability.
A victim who can successfully prove another person was at fault for the accident may pursue compensation in an injury claim or lawsuit. This will require compelling evidence that proves both negligence (fault) and damages (injuries).
Compensation may be available to address:
Do you have questions about who is liable for your accident and injuries? An attorney from the Law Office of Julie Johnson can help you determine the responsible parties and hold them accountable in an injury claim or lawsuit. Schedule a free consultation by calling 214-290-8001. Or complete this confidential online contact form to learn more about your rights.