On behalf of Restovich Braun & Associates posted in car accidents on Thursday, October 27, 2016.
The question of fault is one that almost always comes up when you are seeking compensation for a car accident. This determination can have an impact on the compensation that you are likely to receive, so it is crucial that the information is accurate. There are several places that you can turn to for information that supports your claim about fault.
One important thing to consider is the type of accident that occurred. If you were rear-ended, the driver who slammed into your vehicle will almost certainly be considered to be the driver at fault. If your car's rear panel sustained damage and the other driver's car's front panel sustained damage, chances are good that the other driver was at fault. In all of these cases, the circumstances of the accident and the evidence would show who was at fault.
In some cases, you can turn to the police report to determine fault. This report could have some very important information in it, such as if traffic citations were issued in connection with the accident. If the other driver got a ticket, there is a good chance that your case would be strengthened by that fact.
Even if there isn't a single piece of evidence that notes which driver was at fault, you could still use the information in these places to back your claims. It is important that you understand how to do this if you are considering a claim like this. You have to be sure that you know how to use the available evidence in a way that proves your points.