How to Prove Fault After a Car Accident
Getting fair compensation after a car accident can be complicated, even if the accident was clearly not your fault. When someone crashes into your vehicle, they should be the one paying for your damages. Being able to make a strong argument to your insurer will ensure you have enough proof to show that the accident was not your fault. The following things will help you make your argument stronger.
How To Make a Strong Argument to Your Car Insurance
Police don’t always come to the scene of an accident, but when they do they make a police report. If they do show up to your accident, make sure to ask for a copy of the police report. You can even call the police to come to the scene if you want to ensure you have an official report as proof.
State Traffic Laws
State traffic laws are a great place to find support for your claim. You can usually find these rules at your local DMV website, called “Rules of the Road.” If you can show the law that applied to your accident you’ll be better off when speaking to the other driver’s insurance company, and they’ll have a harder time trying to prove it wasn’t their driver’s fault.
Rear End Accidents
Rear end accidents are the most common form of car accident. When a driver hits you from behind, it’s almost never your fault. It’s the other driver’s responsibility to leave enough room between them and you to stop in enough time without hitting you. As another rear end accident rule, If you collided with someone in front of you without brake lights, that accident could be proven as their fault.
Left Turn Accidents
Left turn accidents are almost always the fault of the driver making the left turn. This is because cars coming straight through the intersection have the right of way. But, if the car going straight through the intersection was speeding through a red light, it was probably their fault.