Proving Fault in an Auto Accident

by Terry Bryant

Tips For Proving Fault

Photograph Evidence

Photograph Evidence and Scene to Help Prove Liability

Proving fault in an auto accident is crucial to recovering from the other driver’s insurance company. Without proof of liability, you may be restricted to using your own insurance coverage to pay for the accident-related damage and medical bills.

It is important to take accurate pictures of the scene of the accident before anything is moved.  Where the cars came to a stop and the damage to the vehicles can prove how the accident happened, along with other important details like the speed of the cars at the time of impact.

The information documented in the crash report is also relied upon to make a determination of fault.  When asked by the officer who responds to the scene, tell him what the other driver did to cause the accident so those details are contained in the report. Also, get the number of the report from the officer so you can obtain a copy when it is ready.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident, contact a Board Certified personal injury attorney to evaluate your potential claim.