Determining Fault in a Car Accident
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The first step in recovering damages after a car accident is determining who is at fault. When you work with our firm, we can assess the damage to your car, person, and/or property and inform you of your legal rights. Since the at-fault party’s auto insurance company will quickly go about investigating the accident in an attempt to reduce the amount of money you are owed, Attorney Todd Henningsen will also investigate your collision. Our personal injury lawyer in Atlanta can argue that the other driver’s negligence resulted in the accident, using key pieces of evidence to prove their fault.
Proving Fault in a Car Accident
Proving liability is a fancy way of saying that you are going to prove who caused the car accident. Accidents usually occur because someone was negligent or failed to exercise enough caution while driving. It is important to determine liability as infallibly as you can, as the insurance company will look for every loophole they can to prove you wrong.
As an “at fault” state, Georgia drivers who are victims of car accidents can seek compensation from the at-fault party, the guilty party’s insurance company, and their own insurance company. When seeking compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance, be mindful that they will try to dissuade or confuse you when seeking damages.
Determining Fault by Location of Damage
After a car accident, there are several ways to determine who was at fault for the accident. The location of the vehicle damage can be a significant way to determine not only fault, but your options for recovery. The position of the vehicle damage can be helpful in understanding the circumstances the led to the crash. For example, if you were rear-ended, the back of your vehicle will have been damaged and the car behind you will have damage to the front of their vehicle. This can help both police and the insurance company to understand who may have been at fault in the accident.
Attorney Todd Henningsen can argue the at-fault party:
- Failed to pay attention to their surroundings
- Was distracted while driving
- Drove under the influence
- Violated traffic laws
- Drove without a valid license
In order to prove the at-fault party’s guilt, our firm can:
- Review police reports and photographs
- Interview witnesses
- Review video footage of the accident
- Look at the driving record of both parties
- Recreate the scene of the accident
How to Deal with the Insurance Company
If you have been involved in a car accident, it is important to remember that the insurance company is not on your side. Their only goal is to pay you as little as money as possible, which means that adjusters will often do whatever it takes to settle a claim – even if that means bullying the victim into accepting their offer. They may claim that they have offered you all of the money that is available, or that your chances of recovering more would be slim if you took your case to trial, but you shouldn’t take their word for it until you have spoken to an Atlanta injury lawyer from Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P.C.
Our firm has recovered millions of dollars in damages on behalf of past clients – many of which were offered little to no compensation from the insurance company after their accident – so you can trust that we know what it takes to win a difficult case. Need another reason to hire an Atlanta car accident attorney from Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P.C.? We work on a contingency fee basis, so you won’t be expected to pay us a cent unless we are able to recover compensation on your behalf. Call now to schedule a free and confidential consultation with our team; we are available 24/7 to discuss your case!
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You can count on our firm to help you prove fault in a serious accident. Our goal is to make sure you get the support and compensation you deserve. Having an Atlanta auto accident attorney on your side can greatly increase your chances of recovering maximum compensation for your injuries. Our firm is committed to your best interests and will do everything we can to fight for a positive outcome. By securing the assistance of Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P.C., we can fight to secure the financial compensation you need. Contact our firm today to schedule a free case evaluation.
Call our Atlanta office right away if you were involved in a car accident and need to prove fault!