When it comes to filing a personal injury case for injuries sustained during a car accident, the most important factor that plays into gaining compensation is proving that the other party was at fault in the accident. By proving that the other party was at fault, you almost guarantee that you will win the case and receive the maximum amount of compensation. With so much potentially being a potential pointing the finger both ways, how can you prove that another driver hit your car?
The best piece of evidence that you can have in proving fault in a car accident is a completed police report. It is generally good practice to notify the police of an accident if you suspect that you are not at fault, and having a document completed by the police to confirm this means a lot in a courtroom. The police will also be able to use the evidence around them, such as skid parks and notations of liability, to build their report.
In addition to this, it is a good idea for you to collect your own evidence at the scene of the accident. Taking photographs, gathering statements from witnesses, and other information available on scene will help strengthen your case later on. Not only does this evidence provide insights into the accident, but it also proves certain claims. For example, damage to the rear of a car will confirm the claim of a rear-end accident. When in doubt, more information is better, so be sure to collect anything you can before you leave the scene.
The most powerful tool at your disposal in a car accident lawsuit is a skilled and experienced attorney. An attorney will be able to guide you through the process of filing and will help you not only win your case, but receive the most amount of compensation possible for it. To learn about how we at the Franco Law Firm can serve you in this capacity, please call us at (813) 872-0929.