In order to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, vehicle repair costs, and other losses, you’ll have to establish that the other party was at fault for these losses. Several types of information and documentation can be used to prove fault and win your case.
- Police Reports
Ask police at the scene of a car accident to make a report, and cooperate by providing the facts about the accident. A police report is treated as an official document, and the professional opinion of a police officer who determines the other driver was at fault often carries great weight among insurance adjusters and courts. If you find a factual error in a police report, talk to your lawyer about getting the report amended.
- Traffic Laws
If the accident occurred while you were following the rules of the road but the other driver was not, look up the relevant traffic law and keep a copy on hand. Demonstrating that the other driver broke the law when they caused the crash can help prove your claim that they were negligent—especially if you were driving carefully at the time.
- Your Behavior
Being injured in a car accident is never a good thing, but when you’re injured while driving carefully and following all traffic laws, the situation can be even more frustrating. A police report, as well as a written statement in which you write down everything you remember from the accident as soon as you can, are two forms of evidence that can help establish that you did not cause the accident: if everyone had driven as carefully as you had, the crash would never have happened.
If you’ve been injured in a California car accident, don’t hesitate to talk to an experienced car accident lawyer who can help you gather evidence, build your case, and pursue the full and fair compensation you deserve. Call The Paris Firm today at 909.551.4040 or contact us via our convenient online contact form to learn more.
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