How to Determine Liability in Car Accidents?

How to Determine Liability in Car Accidents?

Car accidents occur every day and are one of the main causes of death in the United States. They can be extremely dangerous and have ever-lasting effects. Main causes of car accidents include:

Have you been involved in a car accident recently? If so, the chances are that you could be eligible to file a claim against the other party and seek compensation for your injuries. As long as you can prove that the accident was caused by the other party’s negligence, you will have a chance of obtaining the compensation for your:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage

Consult with a Pittsburgh car accident attorneys at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman today; schedule a free initial consultation and receive a free case evaluation. Their attorneys will help you understand the situation that you are in and if it seems like you are a victim, after all, they will help represent your best interests and help you file a claim.

However, it will not be easy. In order to obtain compensation, you will have to prove the other party’s negligence. Here are a few ways of determining liability in car accidents.

The Police Report

The initial way of determining liability relies on the police report as the main evidence. After carefully going through the report, your attorney will be able to tell whether or not you have the right to file a claim. In most cases, the police officer will perform several questionings (with all parties included) in order to submit the report. Inside the report will also be the testimonies from all of the eyewitnesses. However, the police report is not always enough. In the majority of cases, your attorneys will have to rely on other sources to help determine liability. These include:

  • Talking with the eyewitnesses
  • Checking your medical record (after the accident) and the doctor’s report

Normally, attorneys tend to hire professionals skilled in obtaining information and investigating car crashes. These skilled professionals will then collect more information about the crash, evaluate the damages and provide you with more evidence supporting your case.

Obtaining Camera Footage

Your attorney could also obtain footage from any nearby store that has a camera that could have recorded the crash. Even though you may not be able to obtain this footage, your attorney could do it for you. Once shown on the camera footage, if it is beyond evident who was at fault for causing the accident, it will be taken into consideration as one of the main supporting evidence. Keep in mind though that car accident attorneys in Pittsburgh can also obtain footage from traffic cameras and parking lot cameras. The faster you act, the more chance you will have of obtaining the compensation for your damages. With that in mind, give them a call today, schedule your consultation (for free) and let one of our attorneys help evaluate your case and provide you with much needed legal counseling.