FAQ about Proving Liability after an Auto Accident
The time right after an automobile accident can be some of the most stressful and confusing times for an individual. Not only are there concerns about health and treating injuries that were caused by the accident, but there can also be major financial concerns with regards to paying for those injuries. Medical costs are often expensive, but thankfully there are some potential sources of relief. If you are not liable in the auto accident, you can seek financial compensation from the liable party if it can be proven. This can also be a confusing process and many questions can arise as a result.
One of the biggest questions with regarding to proving liability after an auto accident is with regards to how it can be done in the first place. By definition, this means indicating that it was the direct actions of the other person that lead to the accident. The easiest method would be to document that they were engaging in some form of reckless or illegal behavior. For example, if the driver was texting or driving while under the influence of alcohol, then it would be easy to put the liability on him or her.
These scenarios are more so the exception than the rule however. And in any case, it raises still the question of the process, not the end goal. One of the most important things to do at the scene of a car accident and shortly following it is to document everything. Having more documented information, such as that about the other vehicle, location, even weather, can help your case later. A police report is an invaluable tool to have as well, since it is considered official documentation in a court of law. Documenting any injuries as soon as you become aware of them is very important as well, and can be officially done through doctor’s offices.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident and wishes to seek financial restitution from the liable party, having an attorney help you through this process is always a good idea because a skilled attorney will know the process and what you need to do to ensure your success. To learn about how the Franco Law Firm can serve you in this capacity and to schedule a free consultation with us, please call (813) 872-0929.