If you are involved in a car accident and believe the crash to have been the fault of another driver, it is important you take the proper steps to ensure the other driver is held liable. This is especially true if the other driver files an accident claim and tries to portray the collision as your fault. It is in your best interest to dispute such allegations of fault as assertively as possible, with legal assistance.
Below are some steps to take if you find yourself in this situation:
- Collecting new evidence: Physical evidence in particular is crucial to the success of any auto accident case. The location of the damage done to the vehicles involved can indicate how the accident happened and who was at fault. So, for example, if someone runs a red light and hits your car, the at-fault car will likely broadside your vehicle, because you were going through with the green light. This location of damage can be evidence of your position in a dispute. Such evidence is typically proven with photographs.
- Get witness names: Witnesses can also be an invaluable assistance to your case as they can corroborate your story. What can’t be seen with photographs can be backed up with witness testimony. Get names and contact information of any witnesses at the scene and make sure this information is entered into the police report.
- Get an attorney: If you find yourself in a contentious case attempting to prove you were not at fault in an accident, but that the other party was, it is crucial to have an attorney on retainer who can advocate for you.
To learn more about protecting your rights and best interests after a serious car accident, contact a skilled personal injury lawyer with Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh.