Car Accidents and Disputed LiabilityTrusted Content
Legally reviewed by:Erik Abrahamson, J.D. April 18, 2020
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 injury lawyers at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk are here to help.
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident that was caused by another 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.
Please don’t hesitate to call our firm at 1-855-293-5630 or submit the form below to schedule a free case evaluation.
How is Fault Determined After a Car Accident?
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 injury 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 Florida 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.