How Do I Prove Liability for My Accident?
Plantation Personal Injury Lawyer
Whether you slip and fall, injuring your ankle, or another driver crushes the side of your car with his fender, someone is responsible for the accident. Proving that you are the one who is not liable can be a mountain to climb, though, as when it comes to admitting fault, people won't say a word. Insurance companies – whether covering car collisions or bodily injuries – all encourage their customers to stay quiet and never apologize, but someone made a mistake, or else the accident wouldn't have happened in the first place.
If you have been injured in an accident and you feel someone else is responsible – if even just partially – but no one is taking liability, you need professional representation from a personal injury attorney. At the Law Offices of Jason T. Corsover, we have over a decade of experience at our disposal that can help you reach the settlement you deserve.
What should I do to prove liability in an accident?
There are a few steps you should always take whenever an accident occurs that may help you prove that you were not at fault, including:
Do not admit total fault: If you feel that someone else was partially or totally at fault for your accident and resulting injury,
do not claim responsibility. Although it may seem rude, in car collisions, you may not want to even apologize to the other driver, as this may indicate guilt and admitted liability.
- Take photographs: While this may seem like standard procedure for car accidents, most people overlook this important step when it comes to personal injuries. If you can, take pictures or recordings of the area around your accident, highlighting what may have led to it, such as wet floors without warning signs.
- Ask eyewitnesses: If anyone else was around that was not involved in the accident directly, there is no harm in asking them to supply you with a written testimony that proves that you were not at fault. You never know when a Good Samaritan's word could sway a decision in your favor.
- Retain an attorney: Insurance companies and other parties involved will assuredly be against you in the coming processes. If you feel you need help proving that you were not responsible for an accident or injury, contact a legal professional as soon as you can.
Who can help me prove liability for my accident?
The Law Offices of Jason T. Corsover has a focus and dedication to personal injury claims. Whether you need to seek financial compensation for your own injury or if you need to defend yourself against another party's claim that you were responsible, we can assist you.
Don't go unprepared. Contact us today for a free, personalized consultation.