Recovering financial damages from a car accident depends upon being able to prove that you were not at fault. This is done through presentation of evidence to an insurance adjuster or the Court, showing the other driver is responsible for the accident. Evidence can be your own testimony, the testimony of eyewitnesses, photos of the damage done, and expert opinions from doctors and other healthcare professionals. It is normal for the other driver to claim they were not at fault and in many cases the parties provide a version of events that places the blame on others. So what do you do if the other driver says you caused the accident?
The best way to avoid being blamed for an accident is to take appropriate steps after an accident happens, if you are physically able to, such as:
- Take photos of your car and any other cars involved in the accident.
- Document personal injuries by taking photos and making notes of your physical and emotional condition. It is also a good idea to keep a journal of your recovery as you go through physical therapy and counseling, and any other services needed for your injuries.
- Talk to witnesses and get their names and contact information so you can get a statement from them about what they say.
If you are too badly hurt to do these things, get a copy of the police report as soon as possible and talk over the facts of your case with a knowledgeable attorney. Insurance companies will not pay claims without investigating the cause, and having an attorney present during questioning protects your interests. If you do have to file a lawsuit you will be under a deadline to do so, and an experienced attorney will make sure the deadline does not expire. Personal injury claims can be complex, and when the other side says you are at fault it is critical to provide evidence supporting your claims. We know how to develop a strategy that works and will fight for all the compensation you need to recover.
If you have been in an accident, we can help. Contact the attorneys at Yetnikoff Law Offices, PLLC for answers to your questions and find out if you have a viable personal injury case. Call us at 800-279-6331 or visit us online.