If you were recently injured in a car accident where it is important to demonstrate the fault for the accident, you may need to rely on numerous forms of evidence in order to show this in court. This is especially true if the other driver is denying responsibility for the accident.
Vehicle Damage Can Supplement Your Claim
If the other driver denies responsibility and you do not have evidence in the form of witness statements or video footage of the accident, you may need to rely on your vehicle’s damage and your injuries from the accident in order to make the case that the other party was responsible.
In the event that excessive speed may have been the cause of your California car accident, you may need to demonstrate this by using expert witnesses to talk about the vehicle damage. In certain situations such as places where a lower speed limit is posted like a parking lot, you may be able to show that there is no way your vehicle could have sustained the damage it did if the other driver was going the speed limit at 15 miles per hour or less. Vehicle damage could be serious and costly, but a compensation claim might help you recover some of the funds needed to help.
Consulting with your mechanic as well as any expert witnesses who can help make the connection between the damage sustained by your vehicle and the likely speed of the other driver can help to show the court that the other party may have been responsible for the accident. Being organized can help you in the event that you have been involved in a serious accident by putting together comprehensive evidence that helps illustrate your case. It is essential that you be able to establish fault with the other party before you can succeed with a personal injury case of any kind. As it relates to car accidents, you may rely on numerous pieces of evidence such as:
- Medical records
- Eye witness statements
- Expert witness testimony
- Video of the accident
- Vehicle damage
SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines