Car Accidents and Disputed Liability

Car Accidents and Disputed Liability

Being involved in a car accident is a stressful event. When you have to deal with a car accident liability dispute, it can be even more stressful. Some insurance companies dispute liability even in the face of eyewitnesses and police who believe their insured was at fault. If you’ve been involved in an accident involving disputed liability, the claims process can be complicated, and you may need an experienced car accident attorney on your side. The attorneys at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk are here to help.

If you have been seriously injured in a car accident that was the fault of the other driver, you’re probably shocked when an insurance company disputes liability. Insurance companies are motivated to minimize the amount of money they pay out in a claim and one way they do that is by disputing the liability of their insured.

How is Fault Determined

Insurance adjusters and attorneys analyze the facts of an accident to determine what happened immediately before impact. In some cases, there will be obvious signs that a driver was at fault. For instance, if a driver ran a red light or stop sign, it is very likely that they were liable for the accident.  If a driver is impaired by drugs or alcohol that can also be a sign of liability. In other cases, the signs may not be so obvious. For example, if an accident was caused by a distracted driver, they may not necessarily have committed a traffic violation, but they still acted negligently.

Putting a Case Together

When you’ve been involved in a car accident with disputed liability, it is important to put together a strong case. Your attorney will gather as much evidence as possible. Information such as statements from eyewitnesses, damage to a vehicle, police reports, surveillance tapes, and photographs can all be used to help determine fault in an accident. Black box data from a vehicle can also be useful to show what happened just before the accident. In some instances, an expert such as an accident reconstructionist may be needed to put the facts together.

Contact an Experienced Car Accident Attorney

When you are involved in an accident involving disputed liability, it becomes even more important to have your case evaluated by an attorney experienced in car accident cases. The attorneys at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk have been helping the injured in car accident cases for over 30 years. Contact us onlineor call us at 1-800-753-5203 to set up your free consultation today.