How to prove fault in a car accident
If you have been involved in a road accident, you may be able to claim compensation for a whiplash injury in Bonhill (or any other injury you have suffered), and you should be able to do so on the other driver’s insurance if you can prove that the driver in question was at fault for the accident.
If you know that the other driver was at fault and can prove that you were doing nothing wrong, then you may already have a case for compensation and should call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to see if our team of experienced and dedicated injury lawyers can put together a strong case for you based on what you have.
It is always useful after sustaining a whiplash injury in Bonhill to think about what else you can do to prove the fault of the other driver, to make success in your claim more likely.
Using police reports
A police report may be one of the strongest cases you can present in order to prove that the other driver was at fault. Call the police to the scene of the accident, rather than waiting to report the accident later on.
The police will make a full accident report there and then, which will include all of the evidence and what the scene looks like. This will hold up in court to prove your story. You can easily get a copy of the report from the police station. Sometimes a report will state what a police officer believes the cause of the accident to be, and if the police officer believes the other driver to be at fault then this will be a great boost to your case.
Using your own evidence for your whiplash injury in Bonhill
You should try to take photographs at the scene of the accident if you can. You may also want to ask any witnesses to the accident for their personal details, so that they can be called upon to answer for you in court. Any evidence you can provide which proves what the scene looked like, and what other people saw as well as your own testimony, will work in your favour. Even if the police are present, make sure you gather your own evidence as well.
Using the scene of the accident
Taking photographs can help with this, as in some cases a court will automatically decide the fault based on what the scene of the accident looked like. If your car was hit hard from behind, for example, then it is most likely that the other driver will be blamed for this. It is also more likely that you will win your settlement if your car was going straight and was hit by a car making a turn. The exception to this rule is if you have run through a red light or are speeding.
Date Published: 30th April 2014
Author: David Brown