Negligence and Car Accidents

When a car accident occurs, one of the most important issues is determining who was at fault. If one of the drivers in the accident was negligent, then that driver is normally the one at fault. Negligence, pertaining to car accidents, is defined as someone who did not practice reasonable caution and care while operating a vehicle. However, even though you are sure that you were not the negligent party, proving that the other party was fault is not always a simple task. There are several procedures in place that must be taken care of, and details that have to be provided and verified in order to legally prove who the negligent party is.

Your insurance company will need to know a vast array of details concerning the roads, weather, date and time of the accident, a witness list (if you have one), your detailed version of the events, a police report, and any other evidence that you feel is important.

You will find that if the other party is claiming that you are the negligent party, and even in some cases when the other party claims that you are not at fault, their insurance may still try to put at least half of the blame on you. This is called “split liability,” and will save the other insurance company money if they can place at least half the blame on you. In this event, it’s highly recommended that you contact a professional car accident lawyer who can protect your legal rights, help you fight against the opposing insurance company, and win your claim.

CarAccidentLawyer.org suggests hiring a car accident attorney that has dealt with a plethora of previous car accidents, and who has the knowledge and the experience to help you win your claim. Fill out our contact form or call us for a free, expert consultation.

Source: http://www.dmv.org/insurance/negligence-and-determining-legal-liability.php

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