Who is Responsible for Your Car Crash?
After you have been injured in a car crash, you can only obtain financial compensation if you can prove that someone else was responsible for your crash. Accidents do happen, and sometimes, the insurance companies can determine that one driver was at fault. Legal responsibility depends on a finding that one driver was negligent.
Every driver owes a duty of care to other drivers on the road around them. They have an obligation to act as a reasonable driver would under the circumstances. The insurance companies (or a jury) would look at the actions of each driver involved in a crash. You would prove what the other driver did by gathering evidence. Then, the driver’s actions would be compared with what a reasonable driver would have done. For example, a reasonable driver does not speed, and they do not use their smartphone while driving.
Before you can even begin to discuss financial compensation with the insurance company, you would need to prove liability. It is not always easy to gather the necessary evidence, especially when you are dealing with other things after the crash. In addition, the other driver’s insurance company may not be willing to concede liability, especially because they know that they will need to write a check.
Before you even speak with the insurance company, you should contact an experienced attorney who knows how to make the strongest possible claim. Your lawyer would assemble the evidence and present it as compellingly as possible to put your side of the story out there.
The attorneys at Quattrochi & Torres commit to working on your behalf to obtain the highest possible compensation after your car accident. Call us today at 407.452.4918 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.