If you were in a car accident and the other driver denies liability, you still have the legal right to pursue damages. Your case must establish how the accident happened and who is liable for resulting injuries and damages.
The effects of a car crash are devastating enough; you should not have to deal with the stress of fighting with the other driver or the insurance company to get a fair settlement. Let us deal with the insurance company for you.
Call us now at (614) 538-1116 to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
Proving Your Case Starts With the Police Report
The police report can be the most important piece of evidence to prove the other driver was at fault. For example, if a police officer cited the other driver for running a red light, we may be able to use that to establish a violation of the law and, thus, liability for your accident.
But even if the police report did not cite the other driver for a traffic violation, it does not mean you cannot pursue a liability claim against the other driver. The officer’s decision to issue a ticket or not to issue a ticket does not automatically decide liability. What the police report says can be just as important as a traffic ticket in establishing liability.
We will help you retrieve the report, review it, and use it or other evidence to build your case.
What If the Police Report Says I Was At Fault?
If the police report indicates you caused or contributed to the accident, it does not automatically invalidate your claim. We will investigate the accident to determine exactly how the accident occurred and collect evidence to build your case despite what the police report says.
For a free legal consultation, call (614) 538-1116
How Do You Know When the Other Driver is Liable?
Not all accidents are cut and dry, but there are cases where one driver is usually at fault. These include:
- Rear-End Accidents: In most cases, the rear driver is at fault.There are some cases in which the driver in front is at fault, but these situations are rare.
- DUI Crashes: If a driver is over the legal limit or is using illegal drugs, he will almost always be liable.
- Left-Turn Accidents: If you are hit by someone making a left-hand turn while you are traveling straight in your lane, it is usually the other driver’s fault. However, the other driver may claim that you changed lanes, were speeding, or ran a red light; this is another time where evidence like a police report or eyewitness statements may be important.
Bressman Law has seen many claims where fault seems clear, but that turned into fights over fault and liability. Call us at (614) 538-1116 to discuss your case and how we can help you prove liability.
Be Careful What You Say to the Insurance Company
When you call the insurance company to file a claim, be prepared; what you say might affect the insurer’s determination of fault. The insurer might try to ask you a lot of questions about the accident or the other driver. Or the insurer might ask you to give a recorded statement.
Do not give the insurance company a recorded statement without first consulting with a lawyer at Bressman Law. The insurer may try to use anything you say during your recorded statement against you to deny your claim or reduce its value.
If the Other Driver Is Denying Liability, Get Legal Help
Your case can become complicated if the other driver has denied responsibility for the wreck. After getting the runaround from the insurance company or getting a settlement offer that is far too low for your damages, it is time to reach out for help.
Call Bressman Law to navigate the claims process and deal with the insurance company on your behalf. We know how to build a case to get you the settlement you deserve.
Your free case evaluation is waiting. Dial (614) 538-1116 now for help after an accident.