If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident, then you know the accident scene can be very chaotic and if it is not blatantly clear who is liable, evidence is crucial, especially if you have been injured. Unfortunately, damages and losses sustained following a car accident can be life-altering, and proving fault is your only chance to receive the compensation you deserve. Let’s look at what types of evidence are used to prove fault for car accidents.
Evidence can be either subjective or objective; both are instrumental for determining fault. Some examples of subjective evidence that are used to prove fault for a car accident are:
- First-hand account: This type of evidence will take the form of a police report. Officers are highly trained to investigate the scene of an accident, including documenting your account of the accident. The accuracy of this report is extremely important in determining fault.
- Eye witness reports: If another motorist stops or an eye witness is present, it is important to ask for their contact information. They may be able to fill in the blanks and corroborate your police report.
Objective evidence is considered factual evidence. Some examples of objective evidence include:
- Photographs and videos: The easiest type of evidence at the scene of the accident to obtain are photographs and videos. These are perhaps the most important as they will show physical evidence, car damage, skid marks, etc. Painting a picture of road conditions, traffic signals, or nearby signs, where vehicles come to a stop are all important pieces of evidence that will be used to prove fault.
If you have been injured in an accident, gathering evidence is critical. Additional evidence and documentation to keep include medical bills, car damage, and repair reports, and claims for your loss of wages. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney to reconstruct the scene of the accident, gather and present all types of evidence will increase your chances of getting the maximum compensation that you deserve. Contact the law offices of Reginald Keith Davis, for your free consultation.
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