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Disputing Fault in a Car Accident 

by | Mar 15, 2024 | Blog | 0 comments

Disputing Fault in a Car Accident 

Have you been involved in a car accident? Is the other driver involved in the incident accusing you of being at fault? If so, you must fight back and hire a car accident lawyer. An attorney can help you uncover and present the evidence you need to establish your innocence and prove the other driver is at fault.

Determinations of fault are not always clear and need to be contested. However, fighting fault can mean the difference in getting the compensation you deserve. 

After a car accident, police officers on the scene will gather preliminary evidence and statements from drivers or witnesses to try and establish fault. They take that information and draft official reports that include their observations and initial findings. This may include their own opinions of who they think was at fault. Soon after, the involved driver’s personal insurance companies will conduct their own investigations and collect their own evidence. 

This evidence could be Photos from the car accident scene showing skid marks, road conditions, traffic signals, and vehicle and property damage that may conclude how the accident occurred. It may also include videos from traffic and security cameras or dash cams that caught the car accident.

Evidence may also include testimonies from either witnesses who saw the accident or experts. Experts might consist of accident reconstruction specialists who analyze the scene or medical professionals who can evaluate the injuries and provide medical reports and opinions on how the accident occurred and which driver was at fault.

Suppose you have been accused of being at fault. In that case, it is still essential to consult with a car accident attorney to get their insights and strategies to set the record straight, challenge the insurance adjuster’s decision, and prove the other driver was, in fact, at fault. To do this, your car accident attorney will gather evidence and relevant documents, and in certain complex cases, they will obtain witness statements, hire an accident reconstruction specialist, consider mediation, and, if necessary, file a lawsuit.

A car accident attorney at Joshi and Patel will fight to recover the compensation you deserve. accident. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident speak with an experienced car accident attorney at Joshi & Patel. 

At Joshi & Patel we offer a free case evaluation, no obligation consultation. Once it has been determined that you have a case, we will work for you on a contingent fee basis. In other words, you don’t pay your personal injury attorney fees up-front. Instead, you sign an agreement to pay us a percentage of your settlement amount. You pay us absolutely nothing unless you recover. 

**Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.