Often times it can be difficult to prove who is at fault in a car accident. At the scene it can be obvious who was is to blame, but much harder to prove it after the fact. Insurance companies can be hard to deal with especially when you don’t have the documents or artifacts they are looking for. If you’ve been in accident, don’t get taken advantage of, be prepared by being able to determine who is at fault.
Obtain the Police Report
If the accident is severe enough, the police will be involved. When an officer arrives on the scene they will most likely made an official report and document the accident. Once the officer is done, make sure that you ask for a copy of the report. If the police aren’t involved, you can report the accident to your local station and they will file a report from there. The reports will contain valuable information about liability of the case, who might’ve been at fault, and the officer’s personal observations. This report can be very important to have in a court case.
Changing the Police Report
Police reports can be easily changed if factual information is incorrect, such as license numbers. However, it is much more difficult to amend a disputed fact, like determining who is at fault. At this point, it important to consult an auto accident attorney so that together you can decide the strength of your case.
State Vehicle Code
It’s important to research Florida traffic laws after an accident. Educate yourself on the ones surrounding your accident, this way you will be better prepared to defend yourself.
Don’t go through your accident alone, at times its best to bring on professional help. A seasoned car accident attorney could help you get the compensation you need. A lawyer can help you gather the right information, fight claims against you, and deal with the headaches that follow.
If you have been involved in a car accident in the Boca Racon, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Russ E. Robbins, P.A. are ready to help you. Contact our firm today!