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How to Determine Who is at Fault in a Car Accident

Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Nov 14, 2016 in Auto Accidents

damaged carDetermining who is responsible for a car accident may not be as simple as it seems. While it is necessary to discover who is at fault, your word is often not enough to convince insurance companies to provide the necessary amount of coverage for your claim.

When dealing with insurance companies, you should include every piece of evidence that supports your claim and proves that the other driver was at fault for causing the accident. Two of them most crucial pieces of evidence, police reports and traffic laws, will provide vital support to your defense.

Police Reports

Reports filed by police will contain details that are necessary when insurance investigators re-create the events that led to the accident. The observations and actions made by the police officer who arrived on the scene will be crucial evidence used in an insurance company’s decision to providing coverage. When filing an insurance claim after a car accident, it is imperative to have a copy of the police report with you to submit.

Traffic Laws

It is also important to review your state’s traffic laws and determine which apply to your accident. By proving the other party broke a traffic law to cause the accident is a powerful piece of evidence that can be used in your defense.

How an Attorney Can Help

After being in a car accident, it is important to hire an experienced attorney who can assist you in handling insurance companies and providing you with vital legal representation. You will be obtaining a resource that can help prove you were not liable for the accident. An attorney will work in your favor to gather information and evidence needed to determine which party is truly at fault.

The Phillips Law Group understands that the time after a car accident can be difficult on you and your family. Our car accident attorneys are experienced in handling insurance companies and are well-versed in traffic laws. We will provide you with the full resources of our legal team to determine who is truly responsible for the accident that caused your injuries.

Our attorneys will review your claim in a free consultation to determine if you have a case that deserves compensation. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not get paid unless you recover damages or receive a favorable outcome in your case.

To get started, call 1-800-706-3000 or complete our Free Case Evaluation form today.

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