Can You Sue Someone for Lying About a Car Accident?

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Can You Sue Someone for Lying About a Car Accident?

by | Sep 15, 2022 | Accidents, Auto Accidents

When a person gets into a car accident, there will always be people trying to take advantage of them. This can range from not telling the truth about the car accident, even when asked by an attorney, or not telling the truth about who was driving at the time of the accident. When these people are found out, or if their lies unravel on their own, can you sue someone for lying about a car accident? Keep reading to find out more!

Can You Sue Someone For Lying About a Car Accident?

If the other driver lied about their actions when they were at fault for a car crash that caused you serious injuries, you have grounds to file a lawsuit or claim through their insurance policy. You can gather evidence to indicate what truly occurred and prove that the other driver was careless, along with your attorney. This could result in financial compensation, which can help cover your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.

Additionally, working with a lawyer is a crucial step in seeking compensation for the damages that you have suffered. A lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and make sure that you get the most out of your case. This can include researching the law, preparing your case, and negotiating on your behalf.

How Can You Prove that the Other Driver Lied?

As an experienced car accident attorney, I deal with clients who have been in daily accidents. Unfortunately, it frequently happens for people to “white lie,” make things up, or even embellish what happened in a car accident. This is why you’ve heard that you should exercise caution following an occurrence, such as by taking photographs.

A lawyer can work with you to collect and preserve substantial evidence such as:

  • Eyewitness statements

Gathering as much evidence as possible to support your case is essential if you are involved in a car accident. One way to do this is to find eyewitnesses who can confirm what happened at the scene of the accident. If there were witnesses present, their testimony could help support your case. You may also collect physical evidence, such as dashcam footage or photographs.

  • Surveillance 

You need to find surveillance footage from local business cameras, residential area cameras, and traffic cameras. This footage could show what happened before and after your crash. If you show that the other driver lied, they can be liable for damages.

  • Retain a lawyer and contest

If it is determined that the insurance companies have placed blame on you rather than the other driver, you need to contest their decisions and demand a review of your case. Your lawyer will file a complaint against the other driver to begin the review process. Filing a lawsuit also signals the insurance companies that there is some question about the validity of reports, which may make them change their decision in some cases. 

Can you sue someone for lying about a car accident? In certain cases, yes. When it comes to car accidents, everyone knows that lying about the event can have serious consequences. If you have further questions about your case, get in touch with Pacin Levine P.A. at (305) 760-9085 or info@pl-law.com. We will work tirelessly to get justice on your behalf and make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.

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