If you have ever wondered, “how do I prove a car accident wasn’t my fault?” you’re not alone. This article breaks it down so you can be ready, just in case.
Hundreds of thousands of car accidents happen on Florida’s roads every year, resulting in hundreds of thousands of injuries. In a typical accident, one driver bears the majority of the responsibility for the crash, and even in a no-fault state like Florida, knowing who caused the accident can affect how lawsuits and insurance claims play out.
So, if you want to be prepared in case you get into an accident that you did not cause, here’s what you need to know.
How Do I Prove a Car Accident Wasn’t My Fault So I Can Get Compensation?
In some cases, the damages that occur in a car accident far exceed that covered by PIP, especially if you only have the minimum $10,000 of coverage. When that happens, you will need to prove a few different facts about the accident.
- You will need to prove that the other driver was negligent, or that they failed in their “duty of care” to prevent the accident from happening.
- Next, you will need to show that the other driver’s actions put you and other motorists and pedestrians at risk.
- Finally, you will need to prove that the injuries you sustained resulted from the other driver’s actions.
Steps You Can Take to Prove Your Case
Still asking, “how do I prove a car accident wasn’t my fault?” Here are the steps you absolutely need to take right after the accident.
Take Photos of the Damage
Practically everyone walks around with a high-quality camera in their pocket these days. If you can, you need to take pictures of the damage that resulted from the accident. Don’t only focus on your car and your property. Take pictures of any other cars that were damaged, any objects that were damaged, and evidence on the roadway, like skid marks.
Contact the Police
When you are in an accident that results in injuries, you need to contact the police. Filing a police report is a key part of holding the responsible party accountable. Be sure to get a copy of the report.
Talk to Any Witnesses You See
Witnesses who can corroborate your version of the events leading up to and following the accident can bolster your claims. If you see anyone in the vicinity of your car crash, you need to talk to them and get their contact information.
Need Help Proving Your Case? Our Expert Attorneys Are Here to Help
Were you in an accident with a negligent driver? Are you wondering how you will pay for your medical care and overdue bills because of missed work? The team at Pacin Levine Attorneys at Law is waiting to take your call. Talk to us to learn what steps you need to take next.
Are you ready to pursue your case? Contact us today and set up an appointment to speak to an attorney. Call us at 1-800-24-7-CRASH or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.