The Victim of a Complicated Collision
Are you confused about your rights after a collision because the other party is claiming that you are liable for their injuries? Does the confusion stem from you believing that the other party is actually the one who is at fault? If you believe that you are the victim in the situation but do not know how to prove it, your best bet at winning the dispute is to hire an attorney. An attorney will sort through all the confusion and investigate the situation to prove that you did not cause the accident. By leaving your case to an attorney, you can focus on healing and getting your life back in order.
Figuring Out Who Caused the Collision
Were you hit from behind, but the other party claims it was your fault for driving in a sporadic manner? Although getting hit from behind is usually the fault of the other party, it is not always the case. For example, if a driver switches lanes too close to the front of another vehicle, they might be liable for getting hit from behind. An attorney will evaluate what happened to figure out who is at fault by reviewing the accident report and photos and finding video footage. They can also determine the probable cause of the accident by hiring an expert who can reconstruct the accident.
Negotiating a Settlement
Due to auto insurance being the law in most states, most drivers have coverage and rely on their insurance provider to pay when they are at fault in a collision. Insurance companies are known for offering quick settlements and trying to avoid lawsuits. If the other party hires a lawyer after your lawyer proves they are at fault, their lawyer might request a mediation session. Whether you are offered a settlement directly from an insurance company or asked to attend mediation, your chance of winning is higher with help from an attorney. During mediation, your attorney can prove that you are not at fault, negotiate a settlement, and go to trial if a settlement is not reached.
Maintaining an Objective Mindset
Standing your ground when you are not at fault in a collision is important, but it can be easy to cave in due to the stress of the situation. If you hire an attorney as soon as possible, you will have someone by your side to assist with maintaining an objective mindset. Other than asking you questions and for documents that can be used as evidence, an attorney will do the majority of the work to prove your case. You can focus on other aspects of your life with confidence that your case is in good hands.
For more information, check out the sites for accident and personal injury attorneys in your area.