Getting hurt in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence is an incredibly stressful situation no matter who you are but it can get a whole lot worse when the other driver denies fault. What was a matter of physical well-being is now a legal arena, and if you want to get the compensation you deserve, you will have to prove the other driver was responsible for your injuries. Insurance companies will also want to see hard evidence backing up your claim.
In almost all scenarios, having an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side could prove the difference in getting what you deserve. Based in Colorado Springs, Heuser & Heuser has seen all sorts of car accident cases and, as such, we know what to do to prove fault in yours.
What Type of Accident Do You Suffer?
Proving fault when you get hurt in a car accident can be a lot easier depending on the specific type of accident suffered. In fact, there are a couple types of accidents that are almost always the fault of the other driver. If you have been involved in one of these, you are probably in good shape to deal with insurance companies.
Probably the most common type of car accident is a rear-end collision, and it is also one of the easiest in which to prove fault. The idea here is that, even if your vehicle is stopped, cars behind you must leave enough room to brake suddenly if need be. If they were therefore following too closely and rear-ended you, determining who hit whom is pretty standard. It also deserves to be mentioned that the driver who rear-ended you could have a potential claim to file if they hit you due to a third-party vehicle.
Much like rear-end collisions, a left-turn accident is typically a pretty open-and-shut affair. Any car making a left turn must yield right of way to oncoming vehicles going straight through the intersection. Any accidents arising from a left-turn, therefore, tend to be the fault of the turning driver. In some instances, such as if the oncoming vehicle was running a red light, fault can be shifted. However, these cases are few and far between
Obtain a Police Report
Sometimes proving fault can be a little trickier and if the police are involved, you will want to get the police report and use it when attempting to negotiate with insurance companies. At the very least, many insurance companies will hold off on issuing an accident liability report without first obtaining a copy and there’s little wonder why. Police reports often contain a lot of liability evidence and can make or break a personal injury case.
Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Nobody wants to be hurt in a car accident, and more importantly, nobody wants to deal with the legal repercussions of it. For most people, you will at least want to have trained legal counsel at your side should the situation slip from bad to worse. It is in these situations, that we hope you think of Heuser & Heuser. We can help guide you through the often difficult compensation process and get you the money you deserve, so contact a representative today!